Project Management (Graduate Certificate)

Project Management (Graduate Certificate)
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  Online Program

Earning an online graduate certificate in Project Management from UNH is an excellent way to support your professional development.  Whether you are seeking career advancement or change, or have been an informal project manager for years but lack an official credential, advancing your education can provide many professional benefits. 

 Credit Hours: 12  |   Program Length: Finish in 6 months or sooner  |   Tuition Cost

What is Project Management?

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed for individuals seeking professional development or foundational knowledge in project management. Individuals charged with leading project-based activities will benefit from the knowledge they will obtain in this certificate. The certificate is accredited by the independent Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs. Credits earned through this certification program are fully transferable to the M.S. in Project Management degree.

Why study Project Management at UNH College of Professional Studies?

In the workplace, there are few skills as versatile and valuable as those of a project manager. Across a range of industries, today you’ll find that many organizations use a project-based approach to help streamline and enhance their operations, or spearhead new initiatives. The benefits are vast. From improving productivity and communication, to mitigating risk and saving time and money, project management has emerged as an essential business practice that allows organizations to stay competitive. Whether you are seeking career advancement or change, or have been an informal project manager for years but lack an official credential, earning a graduate certificate in Project Management is an excellent way to support of your professional development. Our program helps managers in all industries become knowledgeable project leaders who can guide teams in the planning and execution of the organization’s projects, and meet anticipated business outcomes.

Potential Careers

  • Project Leader
  • Project Manager
  • Project Controls Specialist

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Establish Yourself as a Knowledgeable Project Manager


Course Highlights

This is a 12-credit graduate certificate. It is strongly recommended students take the courses in the following sequence to obtain a solid learning experience.

  • Introduction to Project Management (3 credits)
  • Project Chartering and Planning (3 credits)
  • Delivering Business Value (3 credits)
  • Leading Teams (3 credits)



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Our 12-credit graduate certificate will help you become proficient in project management by developing new skills in support of managing projects. Available 100% online, you’ll learn from faculty who are leaders within their field and respected for their project management expertise. The courses in your certificate program may be applied to our master’s degree in Project Management, a program accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and its Global Accreditation Center, the industry standard for project management excellence.

  • Available fully online.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
  • Awards graduate credits that may be applied to a full Master of Science degree.
  • Courses have been selected from a program accredited by PMI’s Global Accreditation Center.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE)

  • Completion of our free, online application for admission
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Those wishing to continue their education may apply their 12-credit Graduate Certificate toward our 30-credit Project Management master’s degree. Ask your advisor about application requirements.

Curriculum & Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed for individuals seeking professional development or foundational knowledge in project management.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Develop new skills in support of planning and leading projects;
  2. Acquire a credential and foundational knowledge in project management;
  3. Establish themselves as a knowledgeable project manager.

Certificate Requirements

Graduate credit is only granted for courses completed with a grade of B-­ or higher
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0

Project Management-Graduate Certificate
PM 800Project Management Seminar3
PM 811Project Chartering and Planning3
PM 813Delivering Business Value3
LD 804Leading Teams3
Total Credits12

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Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: Term 1 - September 1; Term 2 - November 1
  • Spring: Term 3 - February 1; Term 4 - April 1
  • Summer: Term 5 - June 1
  • Special: N/A

Application Fee: Application fee waived for CPS Online applicants.

Campus: Online

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence Form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.


If you attended UNH or Granite State College (GSC) after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester, UNH Non-Degree work and GSC. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must upload a copy (PDF) of your transcript in the application form. International transcripts must be translated into English.

If admitted, you must then request an official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions must be submitted and applicants must disclose any previous academic or disciplinary sanctions that resulted in their temporary or permanent separation from a previous post-secondary institution. If it is found that previous academic or disciplinary separations were not disclosed, applicants may face denial and admitted students may face dismissal from their academic program.


A current resume is required with your submitted application.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:

  1. Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives.
  2. Your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

International Applicants

Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.