IT Project Management Degree: Robert Morris University IT Project Management Degree | Robert Morris University


People in every industry manage projects. Today's project management involves much more than just overseeing a few key project parameters. As technology has evolved, so has the use of computer hardware, software, networks and interdisciplinary and global work teams as a part of project management. This is why Robert Morris University created the Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology Project Management degree program.

While there are approximately 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in project management in the United States, almost all of them focus tightly on issues relating to scheduling and resource management for military and construction industry projects. Robert Morris University's M.S. in Information Technology Project Management is the first graduate degree program in the nation to focus specifically on IT project management.

The program is designed for I/T professionals and practitioners who either work in or plan to work in a project-oriented environment.  The degree will prepare students to apply knowledge and provide leadership in the I/T project management environment.

This degree will prepare you to:

  • Apply knowledge and provide leadership in the IT project management environment;
  • Demonstrate an advanced level of intellectual achievement in the context of IT project management;
  • Synthesize theory and practice of appropriate project management concepts in the design and development of IT projects; and
  • Utilize project management software to help plan, control, and document the use of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® knowledge areas and processes for any given IT project.

The program also incorporates an applied research/internship component that allows you to apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations and problems.

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Brief goal statement

The M.S. in Information Technology Project Management is a 30-credit program comprised of 21 credits of core courses, including a six-credit research project, and nine credits of specialization courses. You may choose to pursue an information systems specialization or a general specialization, in which you may select graduate-level courses from a variety of areas (e.g., business, communications) to tailor the degree to your career goals. Specialization courses may be taken concurrently with core courses.

Core Courses - 21 credits
Three credits each:
Project Management in Communications and Information Systems 
Leadership Skills for Information Technology Project Management 
Managing Software Development in Information Technology Projects 
Quality Issues for Information Technology Project Management 
Strategic Planning for Information Technology Project Management

Two credits each: 
Project Management Research Project I  
Project Management Research Project II  
Project Management Research Project III 

Specialization Courses - 9 credits
Choose three graduate-level courses in specialization area. Specialization options include:

Information Systems
Decision Support Systems Analysis & Design

And any two of the following:

Management Information Systems 
Systems Analysis 
Network/Data Communications 
Database Management Systems

General: Three approved graduate-level courses in a related area of study.

Designed for working professionals, this 30-credit program can be completed in approximately two and a half years or less while you continue to work full time.

IT Project Management

Class of 2009 – Master of Science

Employers: Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Hybrid Learning Systems, Allegheny Marketing Group, McKesson Automation, Bayer Business Services, Solutionary, Bayer Corporation, Southern California Edison, Community Care Behavioral Health, Terumo CVS, Department Of Justice - National Drug Intelligence Center, United States Army, Eaton Corporation, Ventyx, Highmark, 

Positions: ISG Project Manager, Sales Technical Engineer, IT Analyst, Senior Field Service Representative, IT Specialist, Senior Program Analyst, Logistics Chief, Senior Systems Architect, Principal Software Engineer, SOC Manager, Project Manager, Technical Specialist

Salary Range: $54,000 - $95,800

Mean: $69,363

Faculty members in the School of Communications and Information Systems (SCIS) are recognized for their dedication to teaching, academic research, global understanding and professional experience. Our faculty regularly wins awards and accolades for excellence in teaching and research. As guides and mentors, they motivate students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their field of study.

The Wheatley Center 
The School of Communications and Information Systems is now housed in the Wheatley Center. This soaring, 50,000 square-foot complex, glowing with colored LED accents, includes classrooms, computer labs, media arts studios, editing suites, a gallery, and teleconferencing facilities, as well as faculty and administrative offices, student meeting spaces and a café. The new building also provides access to geographic information systems software and business intelligence software.