Purdue’s online master’s degree focused on information technology-project management (ITPM) was recently ranked #6 in online project management degrees by the web site BestMastersPrograms.org.
The ITPM degree is offered by the Department of Computer and Information Technology (CIT) through the Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR). Both entities are part of Purdue’s College of Technology.
“The program was launched in 2011 and has over 60 students enrolled,” said Kevin Dittman, professor of computer and information technology. “The curriculum’s success draws from the outstanding talents and industrial experience of CIT faculty, faculty from other departments of the college and our external partners. I believe I speak for many of the faculty to say that the opportunity to teach and interact with established professionals from our discipline has been extremely enjoyable. We believe we are truly making a difference.”
The plan of study focuses on the body of knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute and how it applies specifically to information technology professionals.
While faculty provides the academic structure, the ProSTAR staff offer operational and administrative assistance for the program.
“We’re honored to be included on this list,” said Mitch Springer, executive director of ProSTAR. “This program has been a great opportunity to help IT professionals advance in their careers as they work to improve their companies. This truly is a team effort with most of the credit going to the faculty and the support from their department leadership.”
The Best Masters Program ranking includes 25 project management programs from across the country, including Florida Institute of Technology, George Washington University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Denver, and Missouri State University.