By DeVry University
October 19, 2021
5 min read
October 19, 2021
5 min read
Making the decision to pursue further education in project management is an exciting step. It means you've found a subject area that you're passionate about, and you're ready to commit time and put in the work to create your future.
Now that you know what you want to do, it's time to do your research. You want to find a program and institution that's not only going to suit your life and learning style, but also provide a high-quality education with knowledge and skills that are relevant in your industry. Finding an accredited university is an important part of this process.
Read on to learn more about what it means to pursue a program that is accredited through the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) and how you can enroll in a GAC accredited program at DeVry University.
As defined on their website, the GAC’s mission is "to advance excellence in project management education worldwide, while its primary objective is to ensure that GAC accredited programs prepare students to meet the current and anticipated needs of businesses and government organizations for qualified professionals working in the field."
The application and review process universities must follow is a rigorous 4-step process that typically takes one year to complete.
The institution must submit a letter of intent that includes a comprehensive overview of the program.
A self-assessment report is submitted to showcase how the program meets the GAC accreditation standards.
An on-site peer evaluation is conducted by experienced Project Management (PM) professionals.
A decision is made by the GAC Directors who review the evidence and grant final accreditation approval if they find that the institution demonstrates sufficient proof that it meets the GAC accreditation standards.
Degrees & Programs
Tuition & Financial Aid
In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. The University’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Arlington Campus: 1400 Crystal Dr., Ste. 120, Arlington, VA 22202. DeVry University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, www.tn.gov/thec. Naperville Campus: 1200 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563. Unresolved complaints may be reported to the Illinois Board of Higher Education through the online compliant system https://complaints.ibhe.org/. View DeVry University’s complaint process https://www.devry.edu/compliance/student-complaint-procedure.html Program availability varies by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
© DeVry Educational Development Corp. All rights reserved.