Master's Degree Curriculum

Brandeis University’s Master of Science in Project and Program Management consists of 10 courses (30 credits total, seven required courses and three electives). Courses are 10 weeks long and there are three entry points per year. The majority of students enroll in one or two courses per session.

The Foundations of Project Management course (RPJM 101), must be taken first.

Required Courses:


Elective Courses (Choose three):

There are companies that have a mandate from the top to use Agile, and others that have a mandate to use traditional project methodologies. I’ve tried to have my students look closely at the methods, trying to find ways to tailor elements out of both methods to get teams where they need to be. There are a lot of myths out there about the methods and what they can and cannot do. … The key is to find techniques that are appropriately morphed to fit a particular project’s needs.” — Anne Marando, in an excerpt from “The State of PM Research in American Universities” Project Manager Today, 2011.


“When I signed up for this class, I was wondering how an online communication class would be, and I have to say it went very well. With the changes in today’s work environment, so much communication is done remotely, so it makes even more sense to take the class online.” — Kevin O’Keefe, student in the Professional Communications course

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