Project Management Certificate Program

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About Project Management

Projects are everywhere — in healthcare, IT, government, nonprofits, retail, construction, education, banking, and more. With a projected 6.2 million project management roles added in the U.S. by 2020, the field of project management continues to be a top career choice. The ability to create and lead successful projects is no longer left solely to professional project managers; these skills are now required by the vast majority of positions regardless of industry or title.

PSU’s comprehensive Project Management Certificate is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® and offers a combination of project planning and tracking tools, communication techniques, and leadership and conflict management skills to give project managers the balance for success. Students will leave with the tools they need to manage projects in any industry, regardless of size, scope, or budget. All of the project management courses provide a variety of practical approaches and tools that can be used on the job immediately.

Certificate Snapshot

Courses are delivered remotely, with a blend of virtual live sessions and self-paced activities.

4 times per year (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer)


Four, 1 week long classes (workload for each class is 15 hours)


Full certificate cost: $2,796

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CEPE's Project Management certificate is well known and esteemed. Working on the certificate has impressed my network and mentors. I found the networking to be a great bonus as well.

- Samantha Sharka

Who Should Attend

This certificate program is intended for individuals who have little formal education in project management but hold project management positions or manage projects along with other professional duties. This program is also appropriate for those looking to move into this growing and dynamic industry.

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define the business need that drives projects;
  • Evaluate project complexity and choose the right type of project and associated project management methodologies;
  • Use best practices of project teamwork and communication;
  • Manage risk and react effectively in the face of the unexpected;
  • Learn leadership and conflict management skills to keep the project team on track.

4 Required Certificate Courses

Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. A recommended sequence is below.