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Project Management Graduate Certificate

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Gain the technical and business management skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close a project.

You'll also practice the leadership and communication skills to motivate and hold others accountable throughout the project process.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the project management life cycle in order to manage a project from start to finish.
  • Develop leadership skills and techniques to work with others to complete projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Acquire knowledge of how project management impacts strategy and business success.
  • Utilize change management practices to promote innovation.

Our Community at a Glance

Take the next step in your career by learning the management principles in your field.

  • 36

    Average Age

  • 83%

    Working Full Time

  • 29%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in project management requires four courses or 16 credits.

Complete one course from each of the following course groups using the certificate course search:

  • Technical Project Management
  • Strategic Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Electives

Courses taken before the 2018-2019 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,880