Learn how to execute projects on time and on budget with a graduate certificate in Project Management.

This program will teach you how to effectively manage projects from initiation to completion by helping you develop competencies in an organization, management, and financial accountability.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

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Program Length

9 credits/3 courses/15 weeks


  • Online

Scholarship & Aid

In keeping with our commitment to supporting working adults seeking further education, we offer each eligible candidate up to $3,000 in scholarships.

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Anyone interested in learning how to more effectively and efficiently manage projects in any industry
  • Professionals who want to take a step toward earning an MBA or MS in Business with a Project Management specialization or pursuing their Master of Project Management (MPM)
  • Business managers and owners who want to better understand the project management process

Career Paths

  • Director
  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager

What You’ll Learn

  • The culture, principles, and basic techniques of project management.
  • How to employ the basic tools of project and program management, such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, earned value analysis, and risk management.
  • Best practices for communicating with stakeholders, working effectively with project sponsors and business owners, and assembling and leading project teams.
  • Defining project scope, milestones, and success metrics.
  • Managing risk and overcoming common project obstacles.
  • Monitoring progress and managing complex budgets.

Elevate Your Skillset

Once you’ve completed your certificate in project management, you can then apply your earned credits toward an online master’s degree in organizational leadership (MOL) or stack them into a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Project Management (MPM).

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from regionally accredited colleges and universities and those with military or career and work experience. 

How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

  • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
      • Have your transcripts sent to:
        Office of Admissions
        University of Mary
        7500 University Drive
        Bismarck, ND 58504
      • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu.
  • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
    • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
    • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
  • Military experience can count towards a degree.
  • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
  • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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