Project Management

School of Business

Master of Science in Project Management (M.S.P.M.), Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus, Online Learning

Program Overview

The program brings real workplace examples to the classroom, integrating them into the overall curriculum. The program is not discipline-specific and focuses on no single technical domain.

Our M.S.P.M. was among the world’s first specialized degree programs of its kind. GW’s innovative program guides students in advanced project-management techniques and in balancing practice and theory so that they may become effective project managers. The program is ideal for managers seeking to more effectively integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost efficiency. To accommodate the needs of working professionals, courses are offered in the evenings on our Foggy Bottom Campus as well as via state-of-the-art distance learning.

Through cutting-edge technology, lectures are made available to distance students as quickly as 60 minutes after each on-campus class concludes. The recorded lectures are fully integrated into the University's mainframe. Students log on to watch the classes at their convenience. Class handouts, assignments, and other materials are mediated through Web-based course management software, both for distance and on-site learners.   

The graduate certificate will prepare students with the knowledge, diverse proficiencies, and skill sets required to succeed in a project environment.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall and Summer (no certificate admits in Summer)

Round 1 1/15
Round 2 4/1
Round 3 5/15

Standardized test scores:

Master: The Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT – institution code QK4-4F-62) is required. Applicants with seven (7) or more years of professional experience may request a waiver of this requirement. 

Graduate Certificate: Not required.

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Statement of purpose:

In no more than 500 words, describe how the MSPM program fits into your professional life and your career objectives.

Additional requirements:

Master: A current resumé and a demonstrated interest in project management are required.

Graduate Certificate: Not required.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68


Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
George Washington University
Graduate Admissions - School of Business
2201 G Street, NW ~ Funger Hall, Ste. 415
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 202.994.6145
9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday