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  • Online Project Management Certificate

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management

    Drexel’s online Graduate Certificate in Project Management offers a solution for professionals seeking project management skills to advance their career. Recent reports show demand for project managers is high worldwide.

    The coursework aligns with the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® credentials from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

    Because a project manager’s skills are versatile, the 12-credit, online certificate program is perfect for those who want to make an impact in fast-growing industries. Examples of such industries include information technology, health care, manufacturing, business services, finance and insurance, oil and gas, construction, and utilities.

    Graduate Certificate in Project Management Program Features

    • 12 credits, offered entirely online and can be completed in as little as one year
    • Coursework includes fundamentals and principles of project management
    • Elective courses allow focus on specific areas of interest, such as project quality management, finance or risk management

    What is a Project Management Graduate Certificate?

    A project management graduate certificate is for students who have already earned their bachelor's degree and seek extra extra credentials. You'll learn the in-demand skills needed to develop new technologies, increase productivity, generate successful outputs and more.

    How to Earn a Certificate in Project Management

    To earn Drexel’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management, you'll need to complete 12 credits (four courses). The two required classes cover fundamentals, including how to plan, schedule, estimate, lead, collaborate and deliver a quality project on budget and on time. You'll then choose two electives that line up with your interests.

    How to Earn CAPM Training Hours

    You can earn CAPM® training hours by completing 23 hours of project management education by the time you sit for your exam. Alternatively, you can have a secondary degree and 1,500 hours of project management experience.

    *PMBOK®, PMP®, Project Management Professional®, PMI® and CAPM® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    PROJ 501 Introduction to Project Management 3.0
    PROJ 502 Project Planning & Scheduling 3.0
    Electives (Choose Two) 6.0
    PROJ 510
    Project Quality Management  
    PROJ 515
    Project Estimation and Cost Management  
    PROJ 520
    Project Risk Assessment & Management  
    PROJ 525
    E-Tools for Project Management
    PROJ 530
    Managing Multiple Projects
    PROJ 535
    International Project Management
    PROJ 540
    Project Procurement Management
    PROJ 601
    Project Leadership
    PROJ 602
    Project Teamwork
    PROJ 645
    Project Management Tools
    PROJ 650
    Project Stakeholder Management
    PROJ 665
    Managing Project Knowledge
    Other graduate-level courses, with approval of student's Academic Advisor and the Project Management program (must be a course number range of 501-799)  
    Total Credits 12.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $1342 per credit.

    For the academic year 2024-2025, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


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