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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.

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  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the certificate.

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.

Format and details

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.


$10,050 - Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 classes) at $670 per credit.
  • $24,790 is the total cost if the certificate is taken in combination with the 37-credit MBA (additional 7 courses)*.
  • No application fee.

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions and application

  • Classes begin: August.
  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • 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).

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.

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