Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Project Management is one of the top ten technology skills in demand today. Evolving trends show an increased demand for quality products and services, requiring a disciplined approach to managing projects. Federal agencies are increasingly specifying in requests for proposals that organizations have certified project managers on their staff.
The graduate certificate program in Project Management prepares individuals for positions in project management, program management, and project administration (SOC code 11-9199.00). In addition, this program prepares students for the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional exam.
Admission Requirements & Application
Individuals wishing to apply for admission into the graduate certificate program in Project Management must have completed a Bachelor’s degree and must satisfy the following.
Completed application; Apply online
Nonrefundable $35 application fee; Checks made payable to Mount St. Mary's University
Submit all transcript(s) from accredited institutions
Must satisfy one of the following:
2.75 minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average, or;
Five full years of relevant, professional business experience (résumé required), or;
500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
The project management certificate program consists of five courses (15 academic credits) that may also be applied toward a Master's degree in business administration by completing additional courses. Courses are offered in the evening from 6-9:30 p.m. in 8-week accelerated sessions at the Mount's Frederick Campus.
Applications are accepted year-round. Classes for certificate cohorts begin in August. Students wishing to combine a certificate with a MBA can begin MBA classes in spring, summer, or fall.
Gainful Employment Disclosure
While the majority of our students choose to earn a post baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Project Management Certificate Program.