Project Management

University of Southern California

M.Sc. Online
12 months
46272 USD/year
46272 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at University of Southern California is designed to prepare professionals to advance their careers in the field of project management (PM). Our program emphasizes the strategic role that project management plays in the performance of global organizations, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective leaders.

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In addition to learning core Project Management principles, students will explore the full spectrum of project management concepts and methodologies, including portfolio and program management, technical project delivery, Agile, and change management. Students will also build business relationship skills, including effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, to better understand organizational culture. 

University of Southern California students will examine essential management processes such as performance, quality, risk, cost, and budget and apply them to real-world projects. By working with and learning from experienced project professionals, the program encourages immediate application of key concepts to address workplace challenges and opportunities.

Finally, students will explore practical topics that are increasingly important to PM, including managing in a global context, ethical and principled leadership, and social responsibility.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Requirements Elicitation and Business Analysis
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Estimation and Forecasting
  • Risk Management
  • Agile Project Management Methodologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


24 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Graduate Admissions Application
  • Application fee: $90
  • A scanned copy of your official transcripts, to be uploaded with your online application. Once your application is complete and if you are accepted into the program, you will then be asked to request your official transcripts from all previously attended institutions in order to register for classes.
  • An up-to-date professional resume
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 – 1,000 words addressing why you want a MSPM degree, why the program at USC is the best program for you, and how this program is going to help you in your career)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46272 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    46272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46272 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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