Master of Science in Project Management

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AACSB-logo-accredited-color-RGBThe Master of Science in Project Management program (PMGT) is targeted toward professionals engaged in managing the project life cycle in organizations and industries, who face challenges of introducing new products and services in rapidly changing environments.

These professionals must draw upon a host of knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as on sophisticated technological tools and techniques, to meet project requirements. The program will enable students to develop these competencies, and prepare them for effective project management, both functionally and strategically, and will address all aspects of the product life cycle from design to delivery and cash collection.

In addition, the program will prepare students for certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the premier certifying organization for the project management discipline.

The PMGT degree requires completion of 36 graduate hours and can be completed online.


The Master of Science in Project Management degree program provides business professionals with state of the art education in the field of project management. The program's focus is to provide and enhance skills in the five project management process groups: project selection and initiation; project planning; project execution; project monitoring and control; and project closing. The goal of the program is to develop professionally responsible project managers with the skills to fully manage the project life cycle across a wide range of industries and in rapidly changing environments.

Admission Process Requirements

  1. Complete the online graduate application form.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Submit official transcript(s) from all previous college work (except SHSU graduates).
  4. Submit an official GMAT score. Effective for the 2020-21 academic year, the requirement to submit a GMAT score is waived for any students with undergraduate degrees from U.S. universities with a GPA of 2.75 or greater.
  5. Submit a current resume (emailed to

International students must submit all of the above information plus:

  1. Official TOEFL score of at least 79 (or IELTS score of at least 6.5).
  2. English translations and evaluation of official transcripts.

Graduate Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens

Fall - August 1 Spring - December 1 Summer - May 15

International Students

Fall - June 25 Spring - November 12 Summer - April 9

Admission Criteria

  • Meet or exceed the following admission formula:
    • 200 (Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score >1200 *
  • Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years' significant managerial and professional experience**
  • Submit an essay about a project management experience and aspirations that clearly communicates why the student is pursuing this degree. (500 words or less, Times New Roman, 12 point font size). Essays should be submitted to
  • Additional Requirements (Applicants with Bachelor's Degree from Outside the US)
    • Official GMAT score of at least 500.
    • TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS score of at least 6.5.
    • English translation and evaluation of Official transcripts.
  • GMAT Waiver Requests:

As noted above, effective for the 2020-21 academic year, the requirement to submit a GMAT score is waived for any students with undergraduate degrees from U.S. universities with a GPA of 2.75 or greater.

    • Undergraduate GPA* of 2.75 or higher allows for a comprehensive review of academic performance and consideration for a GMAT waiver.
    • Seven (7) years significant managerial and professional experience allows for consideration for GMAT waiver.**
    • Applicants who have an undergraduate degree granted by an non-U.S. institution will not be considered for a GMAT waiver.

*The Undergraduate GPA is the GPA from courses taken at the degree granting institution. Transfer grades are not used in the computation.

**Normally, the required experience is earned after completion of the undergraduate degree. A committee will assist, if needed, in determining if the applicant's experience meets the "significant managerial and professional experience" threshold.

Stem Requirements


Standard Degree Plan

MGMT 5315 Seminar in Operations Management 3 hours
MGMT 5318 Quality Control 3 hours
MGMT 5320 Management of Innovation and Technology 3 hours
MGMT 5323 Tools of Project Management 3 hours
MGMT 5325 Project Management 3 hours
MGMT 5330 Operations Planning & Control 3 hours
MGMT 5338 Project Management Capstone 3 hours
MGMT 5345 Seminar in Team Leadership 3 hours
MGMT 5350 Leading Organizational Change and Development 3 hours
MGMT 5355 Seminar in Human Resource Management 3 hours
MGMT 5360 Staffing Organizations 3 hours
MGIS 5360 Managing Business Systems Projects 3 hours
TOTAL 36 hours

For more information or advisement, contact the COBA Office of Graduate Studies:

Rick Thaler
Associate Director, Graduate Studies and Distance Learning
Tel: (936) 294-1239
Fax: (936) 294-3612
E -mail:
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 2056, Huntsville, TX 77341-2056