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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

9-18 months

US students start in the fall, winter or spring quarters

International students start in the fall or winter 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 quarter start
Int’l students: May 15
US students: Aug 15

Winter quarter start
Int’l students: Aug 15
US students: Nov 15

Spring quarter start
US part-time students only: Feb 15

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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.

Juliane KellyMPM Adjunct Professor

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.

Adhamina RodriguezMPM ’99

CEO of AR Green Consulting

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.

Rodrigo PerezMPM ’02

President of DENCO Construction 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.

Diane Redszus ZimmerMPM ’97

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

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

A Lifelong Passion for Construction

A Lifelong Passion for Construction

Anthony DiGanci (MPM '19) was introduced to construction at a young age, but it was his time in Northwestern's Master of Project Management (MPM) program that gave him greater insight into managing a construction business.

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