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Project management students at Mount St. Mary's University.

Project Management Certificate

Prepare for the PMP Certification

Develop the skills to become a certified project manager by completing the Mount’s part-time graduate certificate in project management. While in the program, you'll learn how to successfully navigate risk and establish leadership.

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

The graduate certificate in project management is part of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Bolte School has an impeccable reputation for producing successful business leaders, and the entire faculty shares a commitment to ensuring that you receive the knowledge, experience and insight to leave the Mount as a responsible, methodologically sound and ethical business professional.

We're committed to making it easy for you to go back to school on a part-time basis to help you advance your career. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all of the resources you need to be a successful student. You will have all of the traditional college resources available to aid in your success, such as our award winning Career Center, Writing Center, Library and Learning Services, just to name a few.

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Coursework & Format

Earn your graduate certificate and develop the skills to become a certified project manager by completing the Mount's part-time graduate certificate in project management. Credit hours earned at the Mount count toward your Project Management Professional (PMP) exam prerequisites.

Courses include

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Portfolios
  • Directed Study

All certificate credits may also be applied toward earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Mount.

Combine with an MBA

Learn more about the course sequence for combining the project management post-baccalaureate certificate with the Master of Business Administration degree.

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Designed to fit your life.

The Mount's program is designed for working adults. As a student in the program you will:

  • Finish in only 10 months. Five courses are offered sequentially, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions beginning in August.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week (6-9:30 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270, near the FSK Mall.
  • Receive support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.
  • Work toward your master's degree. All certificate credits may be applied to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.



Want to course descriptions of all project management certificate courses?

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Affordability & Financial Aid

Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs.

  • $9,750 - Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.
  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 classes) at $650 per credit.
  • $24,050 is the total cost if the certificate is taken in combination with the 37-credit MBA (additional 7 courses)*.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition represents 2020-21 rates, effective July 1, 2020. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Visit our Graduate Student Financial Aid webpage for more details.

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

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Admissions & Application

Admission to the program is rolling, which means we accept applications at any time of the year. Classes for the program begin in August, and submitting your application six weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision. 

  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • Classes begin: August.
  • Priority Application Deadline: Six weeks prior to the start of the first course.
  • No application fee.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or;
    • Five full years of relevant work experience or;
    • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).


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