MS in Agile Project Management
Offered by the School of Professional & Extended Studies, the Master of Science in Agile Project Management is a fully online program geared toward mid-career professionals. This program equips students with the skills needed to apply Agile methodology to manage projects and lead teams that enhance an organization's effectiveness. It has been designed to attract students interested in pursuing new or advanced careers in any field where they need to develop innovative solutions by using an iterative and incremental project management approach that empowers project teams through collaboration. The program could be completed in 24 months by students taking two courses per semester. An advisory council of IT and project management professionals were recruited and has provided input into the curriculum to ensure that it is relevant and applicable to the workplace.
Admission to the Program
In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have earned an undergraduate bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average.
Applicants whose first language is not English must have a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Students are admitted to the Agile Project Management program in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
- 36 credit hours of approved graduate coursework
- Capstone Experience: APM-700 Agile Project Management Capstone
SPEX Core (9 credit hours)
- SPEX-610 Intercultural Communication for Professionals (3) 3
- SPEX-630 Client Communications and Professional Consulting (3) 3
- SPEX-615 Introduction to Decision Science (3) 3
- SPEX-635 Virtual Teams and Leadership (3) 3
Agile Project Management (15 credit hours)
- APM-600 Introduction to Adaptive Project Management (3) 3
- APM-610 Information Technologies and Organizations (3) 3
- APM-620 Agile, DevOps, and Risk Assessment (3) 3
- APM-630 Advanced Agile Methodologies (3) 3
- APM-640 Emerging Trends in Agile and Solutions Architecture (3) 3
Capstone (3 credit hours)
Electives (9 credit hours)
Complete 9 credit hours from the following:
- SPEX-600 Emerging Technology Trends (3) 3
- SPEX-620 Professional Ethics and Project Leadership (3) 3
- SPEX-625 Design Thinking (3) 3
- SPEX-640 Evaluation: Qualitative Methods (3) 3
- SPEX-650 Evaluation: Quantitative Methods (3) 3
- SPEX-660 Evaluation Sciences (3) 3
- SPEX-670 Project Cost-Benefit Analysis (3) 3
- SPEX-680 Analytical Business Writing (3) 3