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The College of St. Scholastica has been granted accreditation by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.

Certificate in Project Management

The Certificate in Project Management is a foundational certificate, offered 100 percent online. This graduate level certificate is designed for professionals seeking increased knowledge and experience with project management processes and techniques.

Graduates of the certificate will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate leadership and project management theories and practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the processes and techniques used in project initiation and planning
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the processes and techniques used in project monitoring, controlling, and closing
  • Develop and apply strategic decision making models to increase effectiveness in project decision making

Who should take this certificate program?

This certificate is primarily targeted to professionals without a PMP® certification possessing a bachelor's degree from any field.

How long will it take to earn the certificate?

The 12 credit certificate program can be completed in two semesters and consists of four foundational courses from the Master of Science in Project Management curriculum. These courses cover topics related to writing and communications, leadership, basic project management practices, and strategic decision making.

Required Courses

CIS 6101: Leadership Communications

PRM 6110: Project Management Essentials I

PRM 6115: Project Management Essentials II

PRM 6119: Strategic Decision Making

The courses that comprise this certificate program may be applied toward the Master of Science in Project Management degree program.

Application Information

Students can apply to start the Certificate in Project Management in the fall. Interested students should contact Breanne Tepler, Admissions at or (866) 478-9277.

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Breanne TeplerBreanne Tepler
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
(877) 287-8734

Tuition: $565/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2019-20 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change. View 2018-19 tuition rates.