M.S. in Project and Program Management Enrollment Requirements

To be eligible to apply for enrollment, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent.

To be eligible for enrollment, the following documents must be submitted:

  1. Application Form.
  2. Non-Refundable $50 Application Fee.
  3. A four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent.
  4. Official transcript(s) from every college or university attended. Transcript(s) must be submitted in a sealed, signed envelope and mailed directly to:
    • Enrollment Processing
      Brandeis University
      1900 East Lake Avenue
      Glenview, IL 60025
  5. Resume: Describe your professional and educational background and experience.
  6. Statement of Goals: Consists of at least 500 words describing your motivation for pursuing an advanced degree and what you hope to achieve by pursuing this program. Please comment specifically on how this program and each of its program outcomes (see below) may assist you in achieving your professional and personal goals. The program outcomes are:
    • Initiate, plan, execute, control, evaluate and close out projects in a way that assures the delivery of the negotiated scope and quality level while meeting time and budget constraints.
    • Effectively communicate the project/program status, issues, expectations and risks, both verbally and in writing, to project and program stakeholders.
    • Demonstrate how projects contribute to an organization’s ability to realize its strategic goals and business benefits.
    • Exercise management and leadership skills in the conduct of programs and projects of various size, scope, and complexity that may be international in nature.

    If applicable, discuss how any GPS courses taken to date have contributed to your professional and personal development.

  7. Letter of Recommendation: May be completed by an employer/supervisor who is qualified to evaluate your potential for success in your desired program.
  8. TOEFL (for non-native English speakers): Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an English-speaking institution in Australia, Belize, the British Caribbean and British West Indies, Canada (except Quebec), Great Britain, Guyana, Ireland, Liberia, New Zealand, or South Africa must take and submit scores for the TOEFL or IELTS, with guidelines and exceptions noted below. Test scores should be no more than five years old.
    • Strong communication skills including the abilities to read and write effectively in English are essential for student success in our programs, particularly our distance learning programs. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that students are equipped to participate in and perform the work required by their courses.
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL, with a minimum of 24 on each of the four sub-scores; (or 600 on the paper-based (PBT) TOEFL with a minimum of 58 on the reading and writing sub-scores, and a 4.5 or higher on the essay writing score (TWE).
    • IELTS (International English language Testing System): Applicants must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 on the individual band scores for academic reading and academic writing.
    • All submitted score records must include the segmented point distribution among the parts of the test, along with the total. Scores should be sent directly to the following address, using the institutional code 0253:
      • Enrollments Processing
        Brandeis University
        1900 East Lake Avenue
        Glenview, IL 60025
    • Exceptions are made for applicants whose bachelor’s degree was earned in many “American Universities”, such as American University in Cairo or AU in Paris, among others.
  9. Education Credential Evaluation (if bachelor’s degree was earned outside the United States): Applicants who earned their bachelor’s degree outside the United States must submit their records for a course-by-course evaluation (official transcripts/mark sheets) by Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) of Madison, Wis. (http://www.ece.org/). Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.

Tuition and Fees

Based on the per-course tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018, students will pay $3,400 per course, or $1,133 per credit hour (30 credit hours to complete the program). Tuition includes a standard application fee, graduation fee, books and other materials. Total number of credit hours: 30 Per Credit Hour Course Tuition Rate (2016-2017 academic [...]

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Financial Assistance

Employer-Sponsored Tuition Assistance Many organizations offer tuition assistance to employees and, in some cases, cover most of the tuition costs. Programs and policies vary among employers. Consult your personnel office to learn more about tuition assistance at your organization. Please be advised that tuition reimbursement constitutes a private arrangement between employee and employer. Full payment [...]

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Transfer Credit

Students may petition for the evaluation of academic credit for transfer from another regionally accredited United States university or college, to be applied for credit toward a master’s degree program. Requirements affecting transfer credit include: Students must be formally admitted into the MSPPM degree program. Students are allowed to apply a maximum of six graduate credits [...]

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