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Quick Facts

The basics at-a-glance

Degree earned: Master of Science in Project Management


Northwestern University’s Evanston campus

Easy access to Chicago’s construction and design industry


18-24 months

9-15 months

Full-time students start in the fall quarter

Part-time students start in the fall, winter, or spring quarters

Most classes held late afternoons + evenings

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Class Size

~60 students start each year

Students have a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, and come from varied industries, jobs, cultures, undergraduate majors, and experience

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Application deadlines for both Part- and Full-time

Fall 2024:
Priority Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
Final Deadline: May 31, 2024

Winter 2024:
Nov 15, 2023

Spring 2024:
Feb 15, 2024

Fall 2024:
Aug 15, 2024

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Juliane Kelly

MPM Adjunct Professor

“ MPM offers the unique advantage of preparing students who already have technical backgrounds with the requisite business skills needed to step into positions ready to perform and excel.”

Adhamina RodriguezMPM ’99

CEO of AR Green Consulting

“ As I look back 20 years later, my time in the MPM program made me who I am today. I learned not only about engineering, construction management, and financing, but also about other cultures and about myself.”

Rodrigo PerezMPM ’02

President of DENCO Construction and MPM Advisory Board

“ My MPM experience was extraordinary. Back in the workforce, I'm applying many of the tools I learned, and my business goals have become a reality.”

Diane Redszus ZimmerMPM ’97

Director at J.S. Held LLC and MPM Advisory Board

“ The program offers one of the best faculties in the nation. Its alliance with the architecture, engineering, and construction industries provides networking opportunities that benefit both graduates and the participating companies.”

Why Northwestern?

Unique Program Features

Whereas many MS programs focus on the technical aspects of civil and architectural engineering design and construction, the MPM program encourages students to build on their technical backgrounds by emphasizing the practical business and management perspectives needed to effectively synthesize these operations. Graduates of the MPM program are well equipped to take a more high-level view of a project and plan, coordinate, control, and evaluate the activities of diverse specialists within a project framework.

innovative curriculum

Innovative Curriculum

Meld technical coursework in civil engineering design with skills in business management and behavioral sciences.

Choose elective courses from McCormick, Kellogg, and School of Communication that support your future career goals.

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Our five specialization options allow you to customize the program to your individual needs:

  • A/E/C Business Management
  • Construction Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation Management
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Flexibility and Support

Flexibility and Support

Full- and part-time options allow you to choose the format that best matches your lifestyle. 

A dedicated program staff handles administrative tasks throughout your tenure, ensuring your time can be focused on learning.

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Industry Leader Perspective

Industry Leader Perspective

Learn from and network with seasoned industry leaders who use their past and current industry experience to teach problem-solving and strategic thinking skills relevant to today’s challenges.

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Inside Our Program

Embracing the Intersectionality of A/E/C

Embracing the Intersectionality of A/E/C

What do you see when you look at a building? For Tony Scacco (MPM '00), he sees art, science, finance, politics, contract law, and so much more — an "intersectionality of so many disciplines." The COO of Riverside Investment & Development Company credits MPM with training him to see that unique perspective.

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