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Project Management, M.P.M

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Western Carolina University’s Master of Project Management program is designed primarily to assist those involved with project management initiatives and requires relevant work experience of at least two years.


A graduate-level degree in Project Management provides skills that are applicable to almost any industry in the business world. You will learn how to organize, run and evaluate projects, such as kicking off a new product.

The M.P.M. program is a 30 to 36-semester hour (depending on possible course waivers) program that will advance your project management leadership skills through teaching, research and service. All faculty members have doctoral degrees and PMP certification from the PMI. Some of the courses students will take include Project Selection and Initiation; Project Plan and Implementation; Project Execution and Closeout; and Advanced Project Management Practices. The program is designed for busy professionals and is completely online to help accommodate your busy schedule.

An M.P.M. gives you the opportunity to work in a variety of industries like health care, green technologies and have the chance to execute exciting campaigns for companies representing a diverse number of goods and services. According to survey conducted by the PMI the average salary of project mangers was $90,260 in 2014.

Programme Structure

Project Management curriculum include:
  • Fundamentals of Project Management 
  • Project Selection and Initiation
  • Project Planning
  • Project Plan and Implementation
  • Project Execution and Closeout
  • Advanced Project Management Practices 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 400

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

  • Online application form and fee
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Copies of transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for admissions decisions; official copies are required upon admission)
  • Official test scores - GMAT (GRE may also be accepted)

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National Applies to you

    756 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 756 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    246 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 246 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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