UT Dallas welcomes 21 new graduate students into Project Management Program


7 February 2014 – Richardson, Texas, USA – The Project Management (PM) Program at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) welcomed 21 new students into the their master’s degree program in January.  Most of the students hail from Texas and nearby states, with several from outside the United States.  A welcome reception for the new students held on 16 January 2014 in the McDermott Library on the UT Dallas campus was attended by students, alumni, faculty, administration and friends of the program.

According to Dr. James Szot, director of the PM program at UT Dallas, “We have another group of exceptionally qualified and motivated graduate students this semester.  It really attests to the quality and reputation of our courses and faculty.  Of course, it also speaks to the growing recognition that a graduate degree in project management is an increasingly valuable credential.”


Dr. James Szot (center) with new graduate students, January 16, 2014, UT Dallas, Richardson, Texas

The Project Management (PM) Program at UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in the UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management, students have the option of earning a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in project management. The UT Dallas PM program is accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). Courses are taught by a world-class faculty and delivered both on campus and online, attracting students from across the USA and worldwide. For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) is a public research university with its main campus in Richardson, Texas, USA (29 km north of downtown Dallas). Established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, UT Dallas offers over 133 academic programs across seven schools and hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes. With a number of interdisciplinary degree programs, its curriculum allows study across traditional disciplinary lines enabling students to participate in collaborative research labs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UT Dallas as a “comprehensive doctoral research university” and a “high research activity institution”. More about UT Dallas can be found at www.utdallas.edu.