Master of Science in Information Technology: Project Management

About the Project Management Specialization

UMUC master's degree programs with project management specializations are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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The Project Management (PMAN) specialization provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation in project management. This specialization is designed to serve managers and other professionals who wish to acquire, enhance, and certify their knowledge and skills to successfully design, integrate, develop, and manage projects. Students gain hands-on experience using various project management tools and techniques to successfully manage "real world" projects of varying sizes and degrees of complexity. Additionally, students apply emerging principles and methods in the modern project management field.



Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take UCSP 605, Effective Graduate Writing (0).

Core Required Courses

UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • ITEC 625 Computer Systems Architecture (3)
  • ITEC 626 Information Systems Infrastructure (3)
  • ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)

Core Rules

  • ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.
  • Students must complete 6 credits of core coursework before beginning specialization coursework.

Project Management (PMAN) Specialization Required Courses

  • PMAN 634 Foundations of Project Management (3)
  • PMAN 635 Quantitative Methods in Project Management (3)
  • PMAN 637 Project Risk Management (3)
  • PMAN 638 Project Communications Management (3)
  • PMAN 639 Project Quality Management (3)
  • PMAN 641 Project Procurement Management (3)
  • PMAN 650 Financial and Strategic Management of Projects (3)

Specialization Rules

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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