Masters of Science in Agile Project Management FAQ

How is this online program different from others?
American University’s MS in Agile Project Management is one of the only graduate programs in project management in the country to focus on the Agile methodology. It is ideal for project managers who need an iterative and incremental approach to managing projects that empowers teams through collaboration.

What are the academic admission requirements for the MS in Agile Project Management?
You must have a bachelor’s degree.

Do I need experience in project management to participate?
No prior project management experience is required; however, this program is geared toward those with prior professional experience.

How long will it take to complete the program?
The program can be completed in 20 months by students taking two courses per semester.

Do you require submission of test scores?
No. We do not require a submission of GRE test scores.

What documents are required when applying?
The required application documents include:

  • A completed application
  • Phone interview with admissions advisor
  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation, which may be from former professors as well as current or former employers
  • Transcripts from previous undergraduate and relevant graduate coursework (If a degree was earned outside the U.S., a course-by-course evaluated transcript is required.)

When is the deadline for application?
Application deadlines change according to the semester you wish to start. Please contact our online admissions advisers for the specific deadline of your completed application documents.

Can I transfer credit for previous graduate work?
AU will accept up to six hours of graduate work from another institution that applies directly to the degree. Transfer credits form another institution must be approved by the admissions team.

Is financial aid available?
Graduate students enrolled at least part time in a Master's program at American University may be eligible for federal loans. To apply, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Is this program offered on campus?
No. This is an exclusive program being offered online. There will be opportunities for the learners to meet each other face to face but they are all optional.

Is there a certificate option?
Yes. The online Graduate Certificate in Agile Project Management focuses on informed decision-making through human resource analytics and technologies. If you decide to pursue the online MS in Agile Project Management later, you can use these 12 credits toward the full degree.

Will I be able to take advantage of the same resources as on-campus students do?
Yes, online students are encouraged to obtain a Student ID and take advantage of all of the same resources as our on-campus students.

To learn more about American University’s online MS in Agile Project Management program, call 855.725.7614 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.