Project Management

   Welcome! The University of Alaska Anchorage's Project Management Department is dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the best in project management education. Project management has evolved into a skill set required for managers in all areas of business, industry, government, and education. In today's competitive marketplace, educating employees in contemporary project management techniques is fundamental for organizations interested in improving their productivity, effectiveness, and financial performance. We offer both a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program and short professional training courses.

   The Master of Science in Project Management program is one of the University of Alaska's newest and most dynamic graduate programs. We continually improve our course content and curriculum to better serve our students using the most relevant and effective information and techniques possible.

   Our professional training short courses are offered as focused and in-depth classes tailored for professionals.  We offer short courses for a variety of subjects on a regular basis and can create custom short courses to meet a specific organization’s need by request.

   Our classes are specifically designed to meet the need of today's working professionals. Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program classes are held in the evenings and on the weekends. The MSPM program courses are available worldwide with our online interactive video conference capabilities. Students can immediately apply skills learned in the classroom to their work. Thank you for visiting our website, please let us know if we can help you!  

PMI Accredited MSPM Program, since September 2007
PMI Registered Education Provider, since December 2002
NWCCU Accredited ESPM Program, since November 2003

News & Updates
 Spring 2015 ESPM Scholarship Available!

Please check our PM Scholarship page for the application and further information. 
ESPM Spring Office Hours

Monday - Thursday    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday                          9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday         Closed
Free Oil & Gas Training Courses!
We are pleased to announce that the 3rd and 4th Modules of our Oil & Gas Professional Training program are now offered at no cost!
This training course is offered by the ESPM Department and is funded by the State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The 3rd module is 'Health, security, safety, and environment' and it will be held on June 4th and 5th from 9 am - 5 pm. Topics in this module include arctic engineering, health & safety, air quality, oil spill, and environment issues. 

The 4th module is 'Asset optimization and improvement and it will be held on June 10th and 11th from 9 am - 5 pm.
Topics in this module include web-based geospatial services for remote assets management, project development and problem solving, and corrosion issues. For the first day of this module, bringing your laptop is recommended for an in-class exercise.

University Center Room 153
3901 Old Seward Hwy

This event uses a limited space but remote attendance is also possible through Skype.This opportunity is free but RSVP is appreciated due to limited space. Please contact ESPM Dept. ( or 907-786-1924) for RSVP.

American Society for Quality Scholarship

This summer we have the opportunity to award students up to $1800 for the American Society for Quality Scholarship. The selected student(s) will also be offered a seat to attend the upcoming ASQ conference.
The application deadline for American Society for Quality Scholarship is June 5th, 2014 by 5:00 pm. Please apply online via UAOnline in the"Scholarship" section. Good luck!

Please note that each student is personally responsible for his or her student account. No student should refrain from making payment of their University account with the hope that the scholarship will be granted, or processed in time to avoid penalties for any missed payment deadlines.

MSPM Program Approved to participate in WICHE 

NEW this Fall, 2014 term, in-state tuition is available for those formally Admitted to the MSPM program and qualifying for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, (WICHE), Western Region Graduate Program Exchange (WRGP). Residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible to apply.

Contact us for application details To see more about the Western Interstate Commission and it's programs, please visit

BP Scholarship for Fall 2014

BP is offering several merit-based scholarships for the 2014 FALL SEMESTER (school year 2014-2015) for students interested in energy industry careers and as a way to create a pipeline of new talent for BP. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM April 1st, 2014.

Please follow this link for more information, including how to apply for the BP Scholarship for Fall 2014.
PM Fall 2013 Final Presentations

We are pleased to announce the topics and schedule for our final project presenters. Please click here for the full list.
PM Spring 2013 Final Presentations

We are pleased to announce the topics and schedule for our final project presenters. Please click here for the full list.
PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship

The PMI Alaska Chapter is providing an academic scholarship to be administered by the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Scholarship and Awards Program.  PMIEF, a charitable nonprofit organization, supports development of the best and brightest future project management professionals worldwide by providing over 40 academic scholarships to college and university students studying project management and related fields.

Applications are due by June 1st.  In order to be considered eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management or a related field benefiting from project management with the following order of priority:

1st Priority: A member of the PMI Alaska Chapter who is a resident of Alaska attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere.

2nd Priority: Any individual residing in Alaska who is attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere.

For more information please see the PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship flyer or
visit the PMI Scholarship application webpage to apply online.
Featured MSPM Graduates!

Teri Cothren Teri Cothren featured in the Green and Gold Daily 'I AM UAA' section! 
 Read the  article.

Cristina Gaina Cristina Gaina featured in the Green and Gold Daily 'I AM UAA' section! 
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Carrie Lindow - MSPM Graduate Carrie Lindow featured in the Green and Gold Daily 'I AM UAA' section! 
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Rebeca Mosquera-Durling Rebeca Mosquera-Durling featured in the Green & Gold Daily Alumni Profile.
 Read the article.

ESM and PM Graduate Students' Computer Lab is Open

ESM and PM graduate students are free to use the four recently completed computers in the lobby of UC 157 for their studies. These computers are currently available on a first come first served basis and as a shared resource. Please do not leave any personal or academic information on these computers as such information is cleared nightly.
Erovie-Oghene Afieroho Receives Award!

Erovie at the PMI Global Congress
PM student Erovie-Oghene Afieroho wins the Project Management International James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award at the 2011 PMI Global Congress in Dallas, TX.

Project Management in the News

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