Introduction

As information technology (IT) continues to advance rapidly, the demand for IT project managers also will increase. The U.S. Department of Labor indicates that the systems analyst project manager will be the largest and most quickly growing occupation through the year 2018. This is a good indicator of the growing demand for professionals trained in IT project management.

Program Overview

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.

Program Objectives

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)A? 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.

Required Courses (Possible optional specializations are at the bottom of this page)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • A minimum undergraduate QPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • At least a 'B' grade in each of the following courses (or equivalent titles):
    • Systems Analysis and Design
    • Database Management Systems
    • Any programming language
Students who have not completed a specific course may be admitted provisionally but will be required to complete the course during the first semester of enrollment at RMU.

Tuition

Tuition information can be found at Tuition Fees & Schedules.

Program Location

Offered in Moon Township.

Concentrations