Graduate Certificate in Project Management

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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.*
COURSE EFFORT 20 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 6 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 16
COST PER CREDIT $485
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

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

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.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Project Management, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

Career Opportunities

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

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

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.

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

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
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Credit Breakdown
  • Total Credits16

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

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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.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

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.