Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Description and Outcomes

The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Project Management program is to prepare you with the critical knowledge and skills to pursue a mid-level position in project management. The certificate program is designed to provide knowledge of key project management areas including project initiation, project planning and execution, project cost and scheduling, and project risk, quality, and assessment.

This certificate program could also help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section for important program disclosure information.

Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.

Program Length

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program consists of a minimum of 16 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.

Program Outcomes

  1. Project Selection and Initiation: Perform processes to define and obtain the authorization for a new project.
  2. Project Planning: Conduct processes necessary to establish the scope of a project, refine the project objectives, and define the courses of action required to attain the objectives of the project.
  3. Project Execution and Control: Conduct the required processes to complete the work defined in the project management plan to project specification while tracking, reviewing, and regulating the progress and performance of the project.
  4. Project Close: Perform the necessary processes to finalize all administrative and contractual activities across process groups to finalize the project.
  5. Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Demonstrate the importance of making wise decisions, particularly when faced with difficult situations where asked to compromise integrity or values.

Program Availability

For program availability, please refer to the U.S. State and Other Approvals section and Program Availability Information.


Progression Requirements

If you are enrolled in a School of Business and Information Technology certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation. Prospective and current students must review Purdue Global’s State Licensure and Certifications site to view program and state-specific licensure information.

Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.

Upon completion of the certificate program, you may be eligible to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.