MS in IT Project Management

Master of Science 2016-2017

IT Project Management



Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 ​graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Legend
Course Requirements

No course labeled as Introductory (a course numbered 400 through 419) in any other program may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Unlike other CDM graduate programs that admit students regardless of technical background, the MS in IT Project Management is designed for students who possess a Bachelor's degree or significant work experience in an IT related area. Examples of such areas include (but are not limited to) CIS, IS, MIS, Networking. Students whose undergraduate degree is in an unrelated area will be required to produce evidence of at least two years of responsible work experience as a computer programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, or similar position where the workload is primarily centered on Information Technology and the student had significant exposure to the system development process.
Foundation Courses
PM 430
PM 440
PM 535
PM 556
PM 570
MGT 500
orIS 500
Note The PM courses listed above are offered in cross-listed sections of same-number IS courses.
Students are not allowed to take both IS 500 and MGT 500 to satisfy Foundation Courses requirements.
Advanced Courses
Students must complete 24 quarter hours (generally 6 courses) from the list below. A minimum of twelve quarter hours (generally 3 courses) must be taken from CDM. These electives cover a broad range of technical, managerial, and information systems topics. Students should work closely with their advisor to identify and select courses most directly associated with their career plans.
  • CDM Elective Courses (all 4 credit hours)
    CNS 533
    IS 433
    IS 435
    IS 456
    IS 483
    IS 485
    IS 500
    IS 505
    IS 536
    IS 540
    IS 560
    IS 565
    IS 578
    IS 579
    SE 430 *
    SE 468
    SE 482
    SE 529
    * SE 430 requires two courses of object-oriented coding, or consent of the instructor.
  • Kellstadt Elective Courses (all 4 credit hours)
    ACC 500
    ACC 555
    MGT 530
    MGT 555
    MGT 562
    MGT 563
    MGT 565
Capstone
Students must complete the following course:
PM 577