Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Master of Project Management


405 Church Street

Evanston, IL 60208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Project Management with specializations in Construction Management, Environmental Management, and Infrastructure Management, Certificate in Executive Project Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Project Management (MPM) program, which leads to an M.S. degree from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, is designed to prepare technically qualified individuals for responsible management roles in the construction, operation, and management of major civil and environmental engineering projects. Unlike a traditional engineering graduate program, the MPM program offers the practical business perspective needed by project managers. In contrast to traditional MBA programs, the MPM program emphasizes planning and design skills that are specifically required in project-based organizations and encourages students to build on their technical backgrounds and experience. The program's custom-designed mix of courses stresses management concepts and complements students' existing technical expertise. Students who complete the MPM program are prepared to direct major public and private projects in the increasingly complicated managerial environment of today's infrastructure facilities. The MPM program is based on a multidisciplinary approach to combine the essential components of civil engineering design with the functional concepts of business management and behavioral science to develop a versatile and technically oriented individual capable of directing complex civil engineering projects. Some of the courses comprising the curriculum are selected from the regular offerings of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, but a number of specialized courses are designed to satisfy the particular objectives of this program.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has ABET accreditation.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 12

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 3754 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 39840 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 39840 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Students in master's degree programs may qualify for federal or private loans. Graduate students should direct their financial aid eligibility questions to the Chicago Office of Financial Aid at 312-503-8722.

Locale: Midsize City

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