The Graduate Certificate in Project Management is designed to provide a practical and theoretical understanding of how projects are planned and executed.
Duration of Program
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The Graduate Certificate in Project Management helps prepare students to effectively and efficiently manage projects. The program provides the practical and theoretical knowledge for which the Project Management Institute tests, and it is expected that individuals who successfully complete this program will be capable of fulfilling the educational requirements of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Topics covered through required and elective courses include project planning and scheduling, risk management, cost and budget management, and project evaluation and assessment. This certificate program is designed with sufficient course flexibility to accommodate professionals with various levels of project management experience. Project management principles are applicable to both manufacturing and service industries, including professionals in fields such as software engineering, construction management, and financial services.
All Roux Institute programs provide content relevant to the urgent and emerging needs of industry in Maine and the rapidly evolving regional, national, and global economy. Opportunities for experiential learning will be concentrated in Portland, the state of Maine, and the Northeast region. Students are encouraged to pursue co-ops and special virtual Experiential Network projects with the institute’s founding corporate partners, a group of leading employers in Maine.
Choose from elective courses covering a range of topics pertinent to the project management field.
Certificate coursework can be applied to Northeastern’s Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication, Master of Science in Nonprofit Management, and Master of Science in Project Management degrees.
The program content is designed to prepare students for the high-demand jobs and industry needs in Portland, the state of Maine, and the Northeast region.
The program is delivered through a hybrid model of online and on-site learning.
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 14, 2020)
September 4, 2020
Domestic application complete (second half start: October 26, 2020)
October 16, 2020
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (First half start: January 11, 2021)
January 1, 2021
Domestic application complete (Second half start: February 22, 2021)
February 12, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)
April 2, 2021
Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)
May 14, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (Start date: July 12, 2021)
July 2, 2021
Graduate Certificate in Project Management General Requirements
Note: Foundations of Project Management (PJM 5900) is required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience working on projects. This course is intended only for those who are not familiar with professional project work. Students with two years or more of professional project experience should not take this course.
PJM 5900 - Foundations of Project Management
PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
PJM 6005 - Project Scope Management
PJM 6025 - Project Scheduling and Cost Planning
PJM 6015 - Project Risk Management
Project Management Electives
Complete two of the following. Note: Students who take PJM 5900 are required to take only one course in this section:
PJM 6125 - Project Evaluation and Assessment
PJM 6135 - Project Quality Management
PJM 6140 - Managing Troubled Projects
PJM 6210 - Communication Skills for Project Managers
PJM 6710 - Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management
PJM 6810 - Principles of Agile Project Management
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
Learning integrated with professional experience is a hallmark of Northeastern and the Roux Institute. Students gain a clear understanding of real-world industry needs in Portland, the state of Maine, and the Northeast—and valued workplace skills like communication and teamwork—through assignments at companies and nonprofit organizations. Students can complete a six-week virtual project relevant to their studies through the university’s Experiential Network (XN) of employers. Or they can apply for four- and six-month, full-time co-op positions. All opportunities enable students to build their resumés, expand their professional networks, and chart a path to in-demand careers.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global nongovernmental organizations. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster a lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our project management alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.