Online Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Learn to Manage Time, Cost and Quality

Project management is a skill that can be put to work in a variety of industries. Improve your understanding of this important discipline with an online Graduate Certificate in Project Management from our Keller Graduate School of Management here at DeVry University. Our project management certificate program can help you learn how to plan, execute and track multi-level programs.

A graduate-level project management certificate can help demonstrate your dedication to potential employers or assist you in furthering your education by allowing you to apply qualifying credits toward a master’s degree at Keller. 1

Get to Know our Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Build the skills needed to develop innovative, focused project plans during our online project management certificate program . Our experienced professors can help you learn how to create effective project plans that incorporate risk analysis, cost control and performance objectives as you work through your courses. You’ll also have the opportunity to examine legal issues, ethical issues, conflict resolution and the application of project tracking 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.

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What You'll Learn

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

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    Advanced Understanding of PM

    Model an advanced, integrated and applied understanding of project management as a discipline.
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    Management of Complex Activities

    Manage complex and technical activities within both predictable and unpredictable environments by integrating knowledge and solutions from practitioner and academic viewpoints.
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    Develop Innovative Solutions

    Demonstrate the skills required to scope and solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions that minimize risks and optimize impacts.
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    Sociocultural Factors and Ethics

    Evaluate complex sociocultural factors, ethical issues and social responsiveness to maximize the management of resources, procedures, and processes.

Accreditation Matters

DeVry University’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management has achieved voluntary accreditation** from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org, 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. 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 Manager
    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

Project Management Graduate Certificate 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 job titles may differ from company to company. By using a combination of business skills and industry knowledge to ensure that productivity goals are being met, project managers help organizations of all sizes optimize their day-to-day operations. 


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

Yes, a graduate certificate is different from a master's degree. A graduate certificate in project management is a credential that sits between a bachelor's degree and a master's degree or an MBA in project management. A project management certificate typically takes less time to earn than a master's degree, making 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 longer degree program.

At DeVry, several of our graduate certificates are stackable2, including our online Project Management Certificate. With stackable programs, you can earn a graduate-level credential and then directly apply any qualifying credits toward 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 may make it challenging toattend 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.