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The importance of Project Management has grown substantially in the past decade as the size and complexity of projects have increased. Projects are often delivered late (or not at all), and budgets are exceeded, which affects profitability these difficulties underscore the need for well-trained, certified project managers. The graduate certificate program provides the foundation necessary to plan for these difficulties and achieve success as a project manager. Students who obtain the Graduate Certificate in Project Management will have a set of skills and knowledge that prepare them to excel at managing projects as well as preparing them to take the international Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam (if corresponding elective taken) offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
2-3 semesters (4-6 hours per semester); maximum 3 years
Students will be prepared to take the international Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam (if corresponding elective taken).
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Applicants must have earned a Bachelor degree prior to admission.
Students must submit a separate application to the School of Communication for the Project Management Certificate Program. The Project Management Application is available online.
In order to fulfill the certificate requirements, students must complete 12 approved semester hours with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and no grade lower than a "B-." The program of studies must be completed within a three-year period. Upon successful completion of the program of studies, students are required to complete a certificate request form, available online and in the main office of the School of Communication.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.