The Master of Project Management (MPM) from the Sever Institute at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis is designed to help you advance with the knowledge, leadership and skills needed to meet the multiple challenges of planning successful projects from inception.

From your first course and throughout the program, you will learn theories combined with real-world applications, strengthening your management acumen, collaborative problem solving, interpersonal communication and leadership competencies.


The 30-unit (10-course) part-time MPM is designed for working professionals in business, technology or other related fields.

A 15-unit (5-course) graduate certificate in project management is also available and can be transferred into the degree program at any time. A graduate certificate is an excellent option for individuals wishing to advance their careers, with a shorter time commitment than a degree.

MPM courses are available in evening and online formats, and are designed with input from employers, thought leaders and practitioners, and taught by leading professionals from throughout the industry.

Students learn how to demonstrate the value of project management, select and use the most appropriate agile and traditional project management techniques for any project, anticipate and manage risks, as well as identify and handle issues at the earliest signs. Students also learn to build teams, manage conflict, communicate effectively and lead. The curriculum also includes (optional) emphasis areas in data analytics, technology, organizational development and management, and operational excellence.

Registration, Tuition Fees & Payment Policies 

Qualified veterans: WashU McKelvey School of Engineering and the VA will cover 100 percent of your graduate tuition.

Although certificate programs do not qualify for federal loan programs, loans are still available for the master's degrees. For more information, contact Johanna Sengheiser (

Program Checklists & Course Information

Each of our graduate programs has a unique mix of required coursework and additional electives. Courses are updated regularly to ensure our students are prepared for the latest in industry knowledge and application. Check out the Project Management program checklist for both master's and graduate certificate requirements. 

All course information, including course descriptions and section listings, can be found in our digital catalog the Bulletin

Meet our faculty

John Bade Director of Strategy Development for Global Services & Support for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

John Bade

  • Professor of Practice
Habib Chamoun-Nicolas

Habib Chamoun-Nicolas

  • Adjunct Instructor
Sherry Harsch-Porter Leader of executive coaching firm, author and Chapter chair for the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

Sherry Harsch-Porter

  • Adjunct Instructor
David Hunter

David Hunter

  • Adjunct Instructor
Carlton Washburn Expertise includes business strategy and technology

Carlton Washburn

  • Adjunct Instructor