Project Management Master of Science at Harrisburg University
The M.S. degree in Project Management at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology provides a comprehensive focus on critical project management skills and offers an IT Project Management Concentration. The 36 semester hour graduate degree program provides each student with a focused, applied and rigorous experience in creating, developing, implementing and assessing projects and the resulting products. To produce a high-quality product or service on time and to the specifications of a client, the skills and knowledge of a typical subject matter expert are not enough. The complexities of modern product development and project management require a professional with specific technical knowledge with strong project management and leadership skills. This program of study leads to a Master of Science degree that prepares the student for career advancement in the field of project management and for positions such as project manager, project coordinator, lead project engineer, enterprise project manager or information technology project manager.
PMGT graduates are able to:
- Create, develop, implement, and assess projects and products;
- Use specific technical knowledge of a domain, as well as strong project management and leadership skills;
- Emphasize practical insights and experiential aspects of project management in modern settings; and,
- Be a thought leader in managing future projects.
Additionally, the curriculum has received Registered Education Provider (REP) status through the Project Management Institute (PMIŽ), providing preparation for the nationally recognized PMP certification. The PMP credential is recognized as the most important certification for project managers. It is globally acknowledged, in heavy demand, and highly sought after by corporations and individuals alike. A Project Management Professional designation demonstrates that you have not only the experience but also the education to successfully lead and direct projects.
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Specialized Graduate Certificates in Project Management
To provide business and information technology professionals with the skills to plan, manage, and evaluate technology projects successfully, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has developed three, graduate-level certificates applicable to a variety of project types. Within the University's graduate program in Project Management, individuals can enroll in one of the following graduate certificates: Managing Software Development Projects (18 credits); Business Analysis for Project Management (12 credits); IT Project Management Certificate (12 credits).