MS in Project Management

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The 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.


  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.
  5. Submit a current resume (e-mailed to

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

  1. Meet or exceed the following admission formula:
    1. 200 (Undergraduate GPA) + GMAT Score >= 1200*
  2. Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years' significant managerial and professional experience**
  3. 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
  4. Additional Requirements (Applicants with Bachelor's Degree from Outside the U.S.)
    1. Official GMAT score of at least 500.
    2. TOEFL score of at least 79 or IELTS score of at least 6.5.
    3. English translation and evaluation of Official transcripts.
  5. GMAT Waiver Requests
    1. Undergraduate GPA* of 3.5 or higher allows for a comprehensive review of academic performance and consideration for a GMAT waiver.
    2. Seven (7) years significant managerial and professional experience allows for consideration for GMAT waiver**. 
    3. 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. 

Degree Requirements

M.S. in Project Management

Item Requirement
Hours Required
1 Specified Courses

Choose all from:
MGMT 5315 <MGT 560> Seminar in Operations Management

MGMT 5318 Quality Management
MGMT 5320 <MGT 561> Management of Innovation and Technology

MGMT 5323 Tools of Project Management
MGMT 5325 <MGT 562> Project Management
MGMT 5330 <MGT 563> Operations Planning and Control
MGMT 5338 Project Management Capstone
MGMT 5345 <MGT 566> Seminar in Team Leadership
MGMT 5350 <MGT 571> Leading Organizational Change and Development
MGMT 5355 <MGT 574> Seminar in Human Resource Management
MGMT 5360 <MGT 576> Staffing Organizations
MGIS 5360 <MIS 579> Managing Business Systems Projects




Management (MGMT)
Management Information Systems (MGIS)

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