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Online Project Management Graduate Certificate
Earn Your Certificate in Project Management

Online Project Management Graduate Certificate

online coursework
21 weeks

Expand and Hone Your Project Management Skills

The online Project Management Certificate from Ohio University is for professionals who currently work, or aspire to work, in positions responsible for keeping projects on time, on budget and on track for success. Upon completion, students in this 9-credit, 100% online program can use the certificate as a gateway to further study, transferring credits towards the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM).

The vital skills you learn in Ohio University's Project Management Certificate program can complement and enhance almost any skillset and career.

Program Benefits

  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Curriculum aligned with PMP® and CAPM®
  • Provide immediate value to your organization

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Make Your PM Career a Certified Success

Project managers will continue to be in demand, with an expected need for more than two million to fill all the open roles that will be available by 20301. As a result, Ohio University graduates can look forward to both security and advancement opportunities.

PM Opportunities Where You Can Excel

  • Director of Project Management


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  • Project Management Consultant


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  • Project Manager III


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A Certificate to Keep You on Course for Success

9 Credits | 3 Total Courses

When you choose the online Project Management Graduate Certificate at Ohio University, you quickly earn a credential that signals your knowledge and skillset to employers. The three courses provide progressive levels of mastery over concepts you can use to lead your team to success.

Courses for the Project Management Certificate program include:

  • PM 6100 Project Management I
  • PM 6200 Project Management II
  • PM 6500 Change and Risk Management

Take the Next Step Toward Your Project Management Certificate

No GRE/ GMAT Required | 6 Starts per Year

Summer A 2024Summer B 2024
Application Deadline: 04/15Application Deadline: 06/10
Classes Begin: 05/06Classes Begin: 06/24

PM Certificate admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher—or GPA waiver*
  • Official transcript(s) for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professional or academic references; at least one letter from a supervisor is strongly recommended
  • $50 application fee

Invest in Your Project Management Career

$24,870 (Ohio Residents) | $829 per Credit (Ohio Residents)

Ohio University's online Project Management Certificate helps you quickly gain a credential and skills you can use to advance your career, and at Ohio University, you can prepare yourself for that level of success across a range of disciplines. Combined with the ability to complete your degree 100% online, the investment you make in developing your project management skills now will pay for itself over and over throughout your career.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

  • Network with Your Peers and Faculty

    Ohio University provides a dynamic educational experience for our students through a combination of flexible online courses and in-person engagement opportunities. All MSPM students attend our Leadership Development Conference to network and connect with fellow students, program faculty and Ohio University alumni.

    This two-day conference is designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application through an exploration of various aspects of leadership, such as how to lead yourself, how to lead and influence others and how to effectively lead businesses and enterprises in today’s modern environment. This on-campus event includes guest speakers, panel discussions, general business presentations and program-specific breakout sessions.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

When you complete the Graduate Project Management Certificate program, you'll have the knowledge and abilities to help your teams succeed in a range of industries.

Program Outcomes

  • Use modern tools and techniques to manage stakeholders, budgets and more
  • Mitigate conflict, build excellent teams, and negotiate with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Synthesize project management tools and techniques in the context of strategic objectives

Learn From Leading Experts

The MSPM faculty are PMPs with many years of industry experience and bring their knowledge into the classrooms to successfully prepare students to serve as efficient and effective project managers. The program director of the online MSPM offers project management mentoring to all students and is passionate about student success.

Faculty Spotlight

Neil Littel, Ph.D., PMP
Associate Professor and Kraft Family Scholar Director of Project Management Programs Graduate Coordinator, ETM


Dr. Neil Littell is an Associate Professor, Director of Project Management Programs, and Kraft Family Scholar at Ohio University within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology in the Department of Engineering Technology and Management. Dr. Littell is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP #1876209) and a Certified Senior Manufacturing Specialist (CSMS) from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).



Dr. Littell is passionate about sharing his experiences with students and companies about being an effective project and program manager. His research interests are helping companies design, develop, and deploy digital transformation projects and assisting them in defining their digital engineering strategy. Dr. Littell is passionate about helping companies implement digital engineering solutions to enable them to develop products faster, with fewer resources, and with higher quality. He frequently works as a consultant on engineering data management and digital transformation projects for many companies, including some Fortune 100 companies.



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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. "Global Project Management Job Trends 2023." Retrieved on April 19, 2023 from
  2. "Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey Twelfth Edition". Retrieved on April 19, 2023 from

*At OHIO, we understand that success can't be measured with a single benchmark. If your undergraduate GPA does not meet the 2.75 threshold for program admissions, and you have accrued professional experience you'd like considered with your application, contact us to see if you are eligible for a GPA program application waiver.

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