MS in Project Management (STEM)


MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the project management program is to provide a rigorous learning experience with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of project management. The curriculum is designed to help students obtain technical skills and knowledge, become leaders in project management, and develop strategic and business management expertise. Throughout the program, students incorporate core concepts, tools, and techniques of the project management professions and their practical application.

The Project Management master's is offered through the Management & Technology department within the Division of Programs in Business.

PMI Global Accreditation

The MS in Project Management recently received accreditation from the PMI Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs.

This recognition is a noteworthy accomplishment, which confirms that the MS in Project Management degree program has been carefully assessed and that its scale, scope, and academic quality conform to comprehensive international accreditation standards, providing those who complete this degree with a graduate credential of the highest order. In addition, the GAC Directors commended and recognized the MS in Project Management for being “Notable” in standard D.2: Curricula and Core Areas of Focus for Program Learning Outcomes, indicating exemplary practice in the field. It also provides valuable benefits to students enrolled in the program.

Global Accreditation Center

Global Classroom

Global classrooms utilize students’ diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and professional experience to create a collaborative platform for exchanging ideas and forming long-lasting professional relationships across the world.


STEM Designation

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) designation is assigned to programs that have quantitative/technical focus and enable students to participate in a longer optional practical training post-graduation.

Expertise of Industry Professionals

The program faculty are project management experts and practitioners in the field across for-profit, not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions. Using their knowledge and experience, they teach, mentor, and guide students.


Online or Onsite Options

This program can be completed fully online or onsite. Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll be immersed in the NYU learning community. You’ll be taught by top experts in the field, while regularly having the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers, work on projects and network with classmates from around the world, and take advantage of the NYUSPS Wasserman Center's stellar career development services in addition to a plethora of NYU resources.

Program Structure

Core Courses

The core curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep and broad foundation that supports concentration coursework and serves you throughout your career. 

Specialization Courses

The specialization courses form the backbone of the program and allow students to strengthen their leadership and project management skills so that they can become effective leaders.  


To complete their course of study, students are required to complete a capstone course to demonstrate their comprehension of all prior courses undertaken in the program by creating a framework to manage, monitor, and assess the status of all projects in an enterprise.

Core Requirements

The degree is a 36 credit program consisting of a required set of 6 core courses, 5 specialization courses, and 1 capstone course (3 credits each).


Students are required to take the course listed below.

Admissions Criteria

We carefully weigh each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the School offers.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority:   January 15

International Final: April 1*

Domestic Final: July 1


Spring Semester

Priority:   September 15

International Final: October 1

Domestic Final: November 30


Summer Semester

International Final: March 1

Domestic Final: May 1


Required Documents

Personal Statement


Two Letters of Recommendation

Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)



We require transcripts from all institutions where college credit was received.


For Academic Year 2020-2021

Application Fee $150

Tuition depends on the number of credit hours a student enrolls in each semester. A part-time student taking 6 credit hours is billed $13,778 for tuition and fees for a semester. A full-time student taking 12 credit hours is billed $22,699 for tuition and fees for a semester. For a full breakdown of tuition and fees visit the Bursar's website.

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Language Proficiency

TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English.  Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 110 on the Internet-based test.


For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 8.0 is recommended.


NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision. 


Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT)

If an international applicant has not achieved the minimum scores as described above, they are required to participate in the VEPT, a 50-minute online test that evaluates English language proficiency.


Career Success

95.8% of NYUSPS Project Management graduate students reported being employed within six months of graduation.

Alumni of the NYUSPS Project Management program land opportunities across a wide range of levels, organizations, and geographic locations. Below are sample employers and job titles reported over the last five years:




Bain & Company

Blue State Digital


Crowne Plaza Times Square

E-J Electric Installation Co.




New York City Health and Hospitals

Providge Consulting

Rongtong Fund Asset Management



Uncommon Schools

Valtech North America

Vision Services for the Blind


Job Title

Advisory Consultant

Assistant Director of Finance

Assistant Project Manager

Business System Analyst


Digital Project Manager

Director of Learning and Development 

Director of Engineering and Operations

Global Change Management Professional

Junior Project Manager

Project Purchaser

Project Management Coordinator

Project Manager


Senior Coordinator

Senior Project Manager

Senior Technology Instructor

Social Worker

Technical Analyst

As professional relationships are an essential part of student success, the NYUSPS Wasserman Center for Career Development and the Division of Programs in Business partner on a variety of career initiatives.

Financing Your education

Click the link below to find important information regarding the federal aid process, NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) department and divisional scholarships, private loans, and the NYU payment plans.