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 110
    • LinguaSkills Assessment administered by the Missouri State University English Language Institute
  • 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 300+ is required

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Deadline
Fall 2024 July 31, 2024

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 2024

TCM 701 - Foundations of 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 and Communications Management

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

January - May 2025

TCM 645 - Program and Portfolio Management

(3 credit hours)
Provides an overview of program and portfolio management with a primary focus on overall success of the organization.

TCM 651 - Project Schedule and Cost Management

(3 credit hours)

The use of schedule and cost management tools and techniques to deliver projects on time and within budget.

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 2025 - May 2026

TCM 703 - Project Risk and Quality Management

(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 740 - Agile 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.

TCM 750 - Advanced Project Management

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

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 Standard Online Cohort
Tuition and fees $5,792 $5,500
Program Savings $292

On-site MS Degree Completion

Estimates below are for one academic year and are for a graduate international student without dependents. Estimates are subject to change without prior notice. Additional and supplemental fees for certain courses and living expenses are not included in this price.

Scenario 1: Enroll in 6 seated credit hours and 3 online credit hours a semester.

Expense Out-of-State Cohort
Tuition and fees $13,910 $10,200
Insurance $1,616 $1,616
Total cost $15,526 $11,816
Program savings $3,710

Scenario 2: Enroll in 9 seated credit hours a semester.

Expense Out-of-State Cohort
Tuition and fees $14,514 $10,750
Insurance $1,616 $1,616
Total cost $16,130 $12,366
Program savings $3,764


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

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