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Online Project Management Certificate

Become a Project Management Expert

Project management plays a critical role in every organization. Employers need trained leaders who can set clear goals, define the scope, align team members, and manage risk while delivering high-quality outcomes on time and within budget. Take your career to the next level with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s 100% online, PMI-GAC accredited Project Management graduate certificate. This certificate is a part of Saint Mary’s Accelerators, a carefully crafted series of master’s-level graduate certificates. Designed to advance your career to help you meet personal and professional goals, you can take this program alone or apply your credits as a pathway toward a master’s degree.

Meet Your Goals in Just One Year

The affordable online Project Management Graduate Certificate provides the foundational skills needed to excel in project management roles. Learn in a flexible format and maintain your current work commitments while completing your program in two semesters or less.

You can also apply your credits toward a master’s degree.

Through a curriculum grounded in key project management principles and approaches, you will develop a deep understanding of how to oversee teams and complex processes to meet stakeholder goals. Enhance your knowledge and prepare for in-demand careers with our online project management certification.

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Program Highlights


  • PMI-GAC Accredited
  • Apply Credits to Select Graduate Programs
  • Digital Badging for all Graduate Certificate Courses
  • No Letters of Recommendation Required




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What You'll Learn

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze stakeholders' needs and determine project requirements.
  • Create a project charter.
  • Plan and estimate scope, resources, schedule, and cost.
  • Evaluate and apply quality control methods to a project.
  • Understand risk management principles and practices.


The online Project Management certificate is designed to be completed in just one year and is financial aid eligible. No prerequisite coursework is required, and you don't need GRE/GMAT scores to apply. For admission to the program, you'll need:

    • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
    • If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive conditional status in the program at the discretion of the program director.

  • No prerequisite coursework or experience is required for this program.

  • You don’t need GMAT/GRE scores to apply for this program.

  • Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.

  • Students with transcripts from universities outside the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) must take and pass English proficiency testing.

    Saint Mary’s accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0, the Michigan Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74 percent, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 51, or the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0.

  • Whether you apply through our online application via hard copy, or in-person with a Saint Mary’s admissions counselor, your application must include the following items:

    $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary’s alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans, and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.

    Official transcripts: An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits must be sent separately and directly from your institution. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota accepts official transcripts electronically from previously attended institutions. Transcripts should be sent to or mailed to:

    Transcript Processing Center
    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
    851 Trafalgar Court, Suite 420
    Maitland, FL 32751

    An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.

    Two references: Provide the names of two people (including title, organization, email, and phone number) who can serve as professional references, if needed, during the application review process. The best references are those who know you professionally, such as current or former supervisors.

  • Upcoming application deadlines for Saint Mary’s online Project Management Certificate:

    • Fall: August 14, 2023
    • Spring: December 18, 2023
    • Summer: April 22, 2024

  • Upcoming start dates for Saint Mary’s online Project Management Certificate:

    • Fall: August 28, 2023
    • Spring: January 8, 2024
    • Summer: May 6, 2024

  • Once you’ve submitted your application, expect to be notified about acceptance approximately two weeks after your submission date.

A college education is invaluable. You can take it wherever you want to go or as far as you want to go. The cost of quality education should not get in the way of reaching your goals. Here at Saint Mary’s, we are committed to providing a quality education that is accessible and affordable.

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Share Your Success

Saint Mary's supports your success by providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and share them with the world—especially the digital world.

As part of our commitment, Saint Mary's offers an opportunity for you to be awarded digital badges. Digital badges are a graphic verification representing your achievement after completing a specific online course or program.

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Careers & Salary

Earning your Project Management certificate from Saint Mary's gives you the relevant knowledge, essential skills, and hands-on training you need to accelerate your career. When you complete the program, you will be qualified for a variety of project management-related roles, including:

General and Operations Manager


Computer and Information Systems Manager


Supply Chain Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

You may apply for admission to Saint Mary's online Project Management graduate certificate program anytime. After you are admitted, you may begin taking online classes at the start of any semester: Spring, Summer, or Fall.

The Project Management Certificate program does not accept transfer credits.

No. As long as you submit your assignments by the time they are due, you can work and study when it is most convenient for you.

You can find all the information about eligibility and admissions requirements on this page.

All of the support systems available to on-campus students at Saint Mary's are available for online learners as well. If you need academic support, a team of advisers is ready to assist. Professors are just a phone call or email away, and every online Saint Mary's student is paired with a dedicated student services coordinator who will make sure your educational and professional goals stay on track. Technical support is also available to online students 24/7 at 877-308-9954 ext. 3.

It's easy! Your journey to a more rewarding career starts by calling 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor. Or, you can request more information, and we'll reach out to you. If you already know Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is the right place to earn your online Organizational and Change Leadership Certificate, go ahead and begin the Online Application Process.

No. The certificate you earn online from Saint Mary's is identical to the certificate offered on campus.

You will complete 12 credit hours of program work to earn your online Organizational and Change Leadership Certificate. You'll be able to complete your coursework in as little as eight months.

The program is fully online.

No, these are instructor-led courses. While there are no set class times, there are assignments with set due dates.

Yes. Certain coursework requires software that is only compatible with a Windows-based PC, and will not properly work on a Mac computer (Apple iOS). Therefore, to be successful in the program, you will either need to use a Windows-based PC or partition your Mac so that the required Windows OS software is available.

Absolutely. Many different types of financial aid are available to those who qualify. To discuss tuition rates and several different financial aid options, call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor.

Sources and Disclaimer

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