Earns International Accreditation
BALTIMORE – The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at Morgan State University was recently accredited by PMI’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs. The MSPM program, which is housed in Morgan’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management, was officially accredited on Jan. 1, 2020. Degree programs that achieve GAC accreditation must demonstrate and meet the Center’s rigorous global standards, which include an assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, on-site and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. This represents a critical milestone for Morgan’s MSPM program as it positions the interdisciplinary graduate program among the top tier of such programs regionally and is the only master’s level offering in the State of Maryland.
“We are pleased to join the impressive company of M.S. in project management programs that are accredited by both AACSB and GAC,” said Fikru Boghossian, Ph.D., dean of the Graves School. “We strive hard to be the top-quality producer of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and obtaining this GAC accreditation is a testament to that unflagging determination of ours to be the best of the best.”
The interdisciplinary, 30-credit graduate program is offered in both face-to-face and online modalities. Each course has been designed in a collaborative effort of full-time faculty and project management practitioners. In their capstone course, Morgan students produce PM Magazine, a full-color publication that is distributed nationally through PMI. The program’s three elective courses may be taken from any discipline offered at Morgan, thus providing MSPM students with maximum flexibility in marrying project management principles with their industry or discipline of choice.