Project Management Cohort Program

Missouri State University now offers a two-stage process for students from India to complete the Master of Science in Project Management.

The MS-Project Management is an interdisciplinary and applied program that provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education to project management professionals from all disciplines. The MS-Project Management is an excellent complement to undergraduate degrees in engineering, technology, and business.

Built upon the widely recognized Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), the program uses a combination of on-campus and distance learning resources to provide individuals with the knowledge and expertise to meet the intense global competition demands.

The MS-Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center.

Step 1: Complete the Missouri State University Graduate Certificate in Project Management online

Step 2: Complete the Missouri State University MS-Project Management program on-site in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A.

Admissions Requirements

  • Open to students in final year of 3- or 4-year undergraduate degree programs or graduates
  • Must have a 2.75 minimum GPA in current undergraduate program
  • Language proficiency:
    • IELTS 6.0
    • TOEFL 79
    • Duolingo 105
    • LinguaSkills Assessment administered by the Missouri State University English Language Institute
  • No GRE required
  • Statement of Purpose and Professional/Academic Resume
  • One letter of reference


  • 3.0 GPA in Certificate program courses to earn GRE waiver
  • If lower than 3.0 GPA, GRE score of 290+ is required

Online Courses and Sequence

Certificate courses will be completed remotely in India. Missouri State instructors will host live class sessions and post additional content online.

August - December 2021

TCM 701 - Project Management

(3 credit hours)
A comprehensive overview of project management, with introductions to basic techniques, functions, and tools explained and demonstrated.

TCM 710 - Project Leadership

(3 credit hours)
An introduction to the "people skills" necessary to manage projects successfully, including theories and real-life scenarios to practice skills.

January - June 2022*

TCM 645 - Project Control Systems

(3 credit hours)
Advanced application of microcomputers for use in project control, including planning, documentation, reports, and project reviews.

TCM 651 - Cost Analysis for Project Management

(3 credit hours)
The use of cost analysis as a decision-making tool in the context of project management.

*Students arriving in the US in the spring 2022 semester will also enroll in an additional in-person, seated course.

In-person Courses and Sequence

MS-Project Management courses will be completed on-site in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A. Continued online study is an alternative option but will not qualify students for OPT.

August 2022 - May 2023

TCM 703 - Project Risk Analysis

(3 credit hours)
In-depth analysis of types of risks at each stage of project development, with strategies to recognize, assess, and respond to project risks.

TCM 750 - Advanced Project Management

(3 credit hours)
This capstone course builds upon the foundation of previous courses with advanced theory, research, and practice.

TCM 740 - Management of Innovation & Technology Seminar

(3 credit hours)
Strategic management of technology and innovation in organizations, building upon broad models of technological evolution and organizational change.

Three approved elective courses

(9 credit hours)
Three courses approved by the student's advisor, totaling 9 additional hours of credit.

Program Expenses

Participating students at partner institutions pay discounted tuition rates as part of the cohort program. This tuition discount is available through MSU partnership with Indo Global Studies (IGS). IGS is Missouri State’s administrative partner in India for the graduate certificate and master's degree in Project Management.

Online Certificate Program

Expense Out-of-State Cohort
Tuition and fees $4,188 $3,700
Program savings $488

On-site MS Degree Completion

Expense Out-of-State Cohort
Tuition and fees $12,042 $7,911
Insurance $1,554 $1,554
Total cost $13,596 $9,465
Program savings $4,131


The MS-Project Management degree complements a variety of undergraduate degrees, allowing you to build on the courses and experience you’ve already gained in engineering, computer science or business. Recent graduates of the program are working locally and nationally in positions such as these:

  • Manufacturing Engineer in commercial aerospace industry
  • Materials Management Supervisor for large health care system
  • Supply Chain Manager at Amazon
  • Marketing and Sales Manager at Walmart, Inc.
  • Software Engineer at a leading FinTech company
  • IT Project Manager in various industries
  • Senior Accountant for a museum
  • Branch Service Officer at a bank
  • Project Manager at NGOs and UN agencies
  • Telecommunication Engineer in various industries
  • Consulting positions in numerous fields


For information about the application process and program requirements:

Ashok Kallam
+91 9912881199

Liban George
+91 70932 82997

For information about Missouri State and other programs: 

Brad Bodenhausen

For more information about the Master of Science in Project Management degree program: 

Dr. Nebil Buyurgan