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Graduate Certificate in Project Management

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management at Drexel University’s AACSB-accredited LeBow College of Business provides knowledge that can help professionals in any field realize change and meet business goals. It also equips students with skills that are crucial in developing new technologies, implementing innovations, increasing resource productivity and generating successful project outputs. 

Why Study Project Management?

Our Graduate Certificate in Project Management is a valuable credential that provides students with the opportunity for career advancement and competitive positioning as qualified, strategic and thoughtful leaders. The certificate also delivers course content that aligns with the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® credentials from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® — the world’s leading professional membership association for the project management industry. 

Whether students are already working as — or hope to become — project team members, project managers or program managers, our Graduate Certificate in Project Management can help students reach their goals.

Who Should Enroll?

Students in our program earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management for various professional reasons. Most often, our students:

  • Already have a master’s degree and need advanced education in project management.
  • Are new to project management and need education in the topic, but they do not seek a full degree.
  • Have been in the industry and need a specialized education to take on more advanced and challenging projects.

Key Features

Flexible Format

This certificate program, which is eligible for financial aid and comprises 12 credits, is offered entirely online and can be completed in as little as one year.

Career Advancement

The certificate’s courses align with the CAPM® and PMP® credentials, helping you to take the next career step.

Expert Industry Instructors

The majority of course instructors have a PMP® certification from PMI®, in addition to academic qualifications.

Skill Application

The certificate can provide students with applicable skills needed to develop new technologies, increase resource productivity, generate successful outputs and more.

Competitive, Personalized Education

Complete two required courses and choose two elective courses.

Certificate Curriculum

Students in the certificate program complete two required foundational courses in project management and choose two elective courses to gain further knowledge in areas such as project quality management, finance or risk management.


Electives (Choose Two)

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college
  • An essay / statement of purpose
  • A professional résumé
  • One letter of recommendation

Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States are required to provide proof of English proficiency as part of their application.

View the application requirements and deadlines

Connect with Us

To learn more about Drexel LeBow’s certificate in project management, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tina Lloyd

Assistant Director

(215) 895-6976

Gerri C. LeBow Hall 440