Project Management Master's Degree

Be the One Who Gets It Done with a Project Management Master’s Degree

Coordinate the planning, the people, the process and the product.

Bruce Fischer, program director, explains the Elmhurst University MPM program.

Every organization needs reliable managers who can take responsibility for a project’s success. That’s why at Elmhurst we help you develop a set of core competencies, so you can deliver projects on time, on budget and to specification—in a wide range of fields and occupations.

Learning to Lead in a Collaborative World

With a Project Management Master’s Degree, you’ll learn to reach across disciplines and functions, speaking everyone’s language, to coordinate the team. We’ll teach you the tools and techniques you need to oversee a project: budgeting and monitoring, communications and team building, risk management and decision making.

You’ll also take business electives to broaden your knowledge base and give you a deeper of understanding of what makes a business run.

Flexible, to Fit Your Life

We understand busy—this is a graduate degree on your terms. Our EU Flex format is a combination of online and on-campus classes. These programs run simultaneously, and online students are welcome to visit our campus for classes or meetings. In addition, all lectures are recorded and so you can customize your studies to your schedule and your priorities.

Energize Your Resume, Optimize Your Career

The Graduate Certificate. If now is not the right time for a full master’s degree, distinguish your credentials with a graduate certificate in project management.

PMP® Ready

Elmhurst’s project management program satisfies the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) educational requirement necessary to be eligible to take the PMP® exam. An optional PMP® review course is available to graduates of the program free of charge.

A Network for the Rest of Your Professional Life

Your classmates are business professionals who have been in the workplace for at least three years. So you gain more than a skill set at Elmhurst. You gain a large network of teachers and fellow graduates who will support you throughout your career and connect you with employers all over the Chicagoland area. You’ll hit the ground running—tested, proven and ready.

The Right People on Your Side

Elmhurst faculty are experienced industry leaders who are dedicated to expanding your reach, with fieldwork, connections and hands-on experience.

Our grads are equipped to work in a wide variety of settings—business services, manufacturing, finance and insurance, utilities, IT—the demand is great and growing.

Dr. Bruce Fischer, Program Director

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not. Once your application is complete, you will have an interview with the program director, who will make the admission decision.

EU-Flex means you can attend classes on campus, online or a combination of both. And you can switch back and forth from online to on-campus as much as you’d like—or complete the entire program online!

You will take two eight-week courses per 16-week semester. Courses may also be available during our January Term (four weeks) and Summer Term (eight weeks).

Typically, it takes two years to complete the degree. You can finish in one year with the program director’s approval.

Yes! The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program consists of the first four courses of the master’s degree program curriculum. You can stop there with the certificate, or you can continue with six more classes to complete the full master’s degree.

Yes! Your completed application will automatically be reviewed for a partial scholarship.

Yes. You will be able to make five payments per semester (10 payments per year). And there is no fee for enrolling in our payment plan.

Read more about our admission requirements. You can also contact us anytime with questions you have about the admission process.

Eric Sanders, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Management; Director of the Master of Project Management Program
Department of Business and Economics

$75k - $160k A project manager’s annual salary, depending on the industry.

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