Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Learn to Manage Time, Cost and Quality

Expertise in project management is an invaluable skill to have across a variety of industries. Boost your expertise with an online Graduate Certificate in Project Management from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. In this project management certificate program, you'll have the opportunity to learn how to initiate, plan, execute and monitor multi-level programs. Show your dedication to potential employers with this standalone credential or apply your qualifying credits towards earning a master’s degree at Keller.1

Get to Know our Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Prepare to manage innovative, focused project plans through our online Project Management Graduate Certificate program. Our knowledgeable professors can help you learn how to develop effective project plans that incorporate risk analysis, cost control and performance objectives as you work through your project management courses. You’ll even have the opportunity to tackle legal and ethical issues, conflict resolution and the application of project software.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Graduate Certificate in Project Management in as little as 1 year*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management covers the following in our online project management courses:

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    Project Management Tools

    Integrate project management tools to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and within scope
  • project cost and scheduling icon

    Project Cost and Schedule Management

    Analyze organizational strategies, goals and procurement techniques to ensure quality, cost and schedule measures are satisfied.
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    Project Planning

    Develop a project plan including objectives, timing, budget, key tasks and measurements for success.
  • risk mitigation icon

    Risk Management

    Assess the probability and impact of potential risks and develop appropriate mitigation strategies.

Accreditation Matters

DeVry University’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management has achieved voluntary accreditation** from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating that it has met the standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Certificate to Master's Degree

At Keller, many of our programs are stackable, which can be of value to you. With a graduate certificate, you can earn a certificate-level graduate credential with less time and tuition—and qualifying credits apply directly to a master’s degree1 at DeVry, such as an MBA with a Specialization in Project Management. This stackable model2 allows you to choose the building-blocks you need to fit your career goals and earn two credentials in one.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Graduate Certificate in Project Management may consider careers such as:

  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
    Regulatory affairs managers oversee company productivity and work to maintain compliance with regulatory bodies. They may use project management skills to ensure productivity goals are being met.

  • Compliance Manager
    Compliance managers maintain oversight on projects and departments within a company to ensure that all activities meet the ethical and regulatory standards for their industry.

  • Supply Chain Manager
    Supply chain managers manage the flow of goods and services needed for a business to perform its primary function.
  • Loss Prevention Managerr
    Loss prevention managers implement security programs and measures within a retail organization in order to protect against theft.

  • Wind Energy Operations Manager
    Wind energy operations managers oversee the operations performed by a wind energy company. They keep an eye on all wind field operations to ensure that business goals and compliance standards are being met.

  • Wind Energy Project Manager
    Wind energy project managers manage individual projects at a wind energy company. They ensure that each project meets productivity goals while remaining in line with regulatory concerns.

Program Courses

GSCM588 Managing Quality
MGMT591 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
PROJ586 Project Management Systems
PROJ587 Advanced Program Management
PROJ592 Project Cost and Schedule Control
PROJ595 Project Risk Management

Graduate Project Management Mission Statement

Graduate Certificate in Project Management FAQs

What industries use project managers?

Project managers can be found across nearly every industry, though their exact title may differ from company to company. Project managers use a combination of business skills and industry knowledge to ensure that productivity goals are being met. Because most every industry and company has projects they want to accomplish, project managers can be found in many industries.

Is a graduate certificate different from a master's degree?

A graduate certificate is different from a master's degree. A graduate certificate in project management sits between a bachelor's degree and a master's degree or an MBA in project management. Project management certificates do not take as long to earn as a master's degree, on average, which makes them a great choice for people who wish to add an extra credential to their resume but do not have time to enroll in a full degree program that requires additional project management courses.

At DeVry, several of our graduate certificates are stackable2, meaning that you can earn a graduate-level credential with less time and tuition—and qualifying credits may apply directly to one of our  master’s degrees.1

Can I earn a graduate certificate in project management online?

Yes! At DeVry we offer an online Graduate Certificate in Project Management program that allows you to work towards your certificate on your own schedule. This can be a great solution for people who are already in the workforce, or for those who have other commitments that can get in the way of attending in-person project management classes.

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Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
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**Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1Number of credits and courses vary by program. See catalog for complete details.
2At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.