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Help Keep Businesses Running Efficiently

Whether you plan to pivot into project or program management or prefer to use your new knowledge to increase prospects in your current role, the Graduate Certificate in Project Management from City University of Seattle can help get you there. Earning a certificate in project management gives more weight to your resume. Having the credential and skills will open doors for you in today’s competitive economy. If you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university, you can apply to get your project management graduate certificate. This certificate is available online or on-site, so you can learn in a way that works for you. The program can be completed in as little as one year.

City University of Seattle’s Graduate Certificate in Project Management provides a comprehensive overview of project management skills, so you can apply them to your undergraduate and professional experience. You’ll work independently and within real and virtual teams, learning how to organize and lead projects that occur throughout many areas of business.

This Graduate Certificate prepares you to take the Certified Associate in Project Management and Project Management Professional certification exams. CityU uses Becker materials to teach and review concepts historically addressed in the exam, making this program an efficient use of your time and resources. All of your marketing certificate courses can count toward a graduate degree.

By completing this certificate, you’ll be 25% of the way through your MBA.

Work toward your PMP® Certification: At CityU, all of your project management courses apply toward a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® and qualify as PMI® Professional Development Units (PDU).

Learn more about GAC’s new PMI certification experience reduction.

Apply credit to a master’s: Each course in the certificate program is a part of CityU’s Master of Science in Project Management, so you can use this certificate as a stepping stone to a graduate degree.

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the project management graduate certificate program, you’ll learn:

  • Practices that are fundamental to successful project management in a variety of industries
  • Project scope and schedule development processes based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Activity-based financial principles and risks and the means for effective mitigation
  • Underlying business goals that drive the need for projects
  • Critical elements of project management in a variety of real-world scenarios and situational contexts

Total Required Credits (18 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Required Courses

PM 501 Introduction to Project Management (3)

PM 504 Project Planning and Control (3)

PM 507 Project Financial Management (3)

PM 508 Managing Risks: Project and Business (3)

PM 511 Measuring Project Performance for Success (3)

PM 514 Project Integration (3)

With a project management graduate certificate, you’ll have the skills you need to advance into a leadership position and gain a competitive edge in your chosen field. Project managers play a critical role in keeping business operations running smoothly and efficiently, and you must have the expertise and qualifications to be successful.Project management has become a central mode of business success across a broad range of industries, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Military
  • Trades
  • Marketing
  • Manufacturing

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.