This study aimed to investigate the effect of project-based learning model for emotional intelligence of students in science learning. This research was a quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest non-equivalent control group design. The research population was a student of class VII in SMP Negeri 6 Negara with a sample of 124 students were divided into experimental and control groups. The instrument used to determine the emotional intelligence is a multiple choice test free content. The data obtained in the form g-score normalized. Analyses were performed using ANOVA one-way. Based on the analysis, an increase in the average value of each aspect of emotional intelligence in the experimental class and the control class. Increase in the average value of the experimental class is quite significant compared to the control class. Based on the analysis of the data, obtained F calculated is 1491.278. Figures F calculated is greater than F table (3.89) at the 0.05 significance level so that it can be concluded that, there is a difference between the emotional intelligence of students learning with project-based learning model and conventional learning models.