Graduate Certificate in Project Management

REQUEST INFORMATION
Ready to learn more about the
Or Choose a Different Area of Study
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Connect with an Advisor to explore program requirements, curriculum, transfer credits process, and financial aid options.

OR

Program at a Glance

  • Study project initiation, project planning and execution, project cost and scheduling, and project risk, quality, and assessment.
  • Develop the critical knowledge and skills to grow and expand a career in project management.
  • Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.*
Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Course Effort
20 Hours per Week
Course Length
6-Week Sessions
Average Completion
7 months
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
16
(11 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit
$485

Graduate Certificate in Project Management Overview

Do you love to plan, organize, and manage resources to successfully complete project goals and objectives? Are you a take-charge person? Develop your professional skills online with a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Complete your project management courses online and study on your schedule. Our graduate certificate program offers a targeted curriculum designed to enhance your professional knowledge and help you stand out to employers.

You will explore:

  • Project management from a strategic perspective
  • Project plan preparation and setting project goals
  • Project cost and scheduling
  • Strategies for effective resource acquisition
  • Various ethical dimensions of projects and project management

Get a Head Start on Your Master’s Degree

By completing a certificate, you’ll not only earn a valuable credential to make an immediate impact on your career, but you’ll also lay the groundwork for your next degree. Qualified credits can apply toward certain Purdue Global master’s degree programs.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: this program is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.

Prepare for Certification

Earning a certificate in project management could also help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.*

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a graduate certificate program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

    You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

Program Cost Estimator

Calculate your estimated tuition and ways to save

Next

What Courses Will I Take?

This graduate certificate program includes four courses designed to help students excel in project management.

See All Project Management Courses
Sample Courses
  • Strategic Project Selection and Initiation
  • Project Planning and the Project Plan
  • Project Execution With Monitoring and Control
  • Project Close-Out, Ethics, and Professional Responsibilities

Program Requirements

  • Total Credits
    16
Career Opportunities

This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek mid-level employment in the field of project management.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Active Listening
  2. Coordination
  3. Monitoring
  4. Speaking
  5. Critical Thinking

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

View Business Faculty Directory
grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 50% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 237 Faculty publications in 2020–2021
student at desk icon More Than 36,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2020–2021

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.

clipboard with list of items
Take a Career Assessment

Discover your work interests, and use them to chart your ideal career path.

pages icon

Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about our business certificate programs and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.