Project Management Certificate Program


As projects grow in scope and complexity, organizations use the tools and techniques of project management to drive efficiencies and profit growth. Successful project managers are highly visible to top management and more likely to be considered for promotion. With DePaul University’s Project Management Certificate Program, in only 16 weeks you can discover how fast this growing discipline can drive strategic changes within your organization and provide a competitive advantage in your industry.
This program is offered both in-class and online and is designed for professionals seeking to further their knowledge and understanding of the skills required to successfully complete projects. Based upon the book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017, the Project Management Certificate Program provides the best and most commonly used practices in project management though lectures, team interaction, activities and classroom discussion.
Due to high demand for this program, seats often sell out weeks in advance. We encourage you to register early.

For More Information, Contact:

Hap Bryant
  • Email:
  • Phone: (312) 362-6327
  • FAX: (312) 362-8764

Student Testimonials

“I’m so glad I took this course! I’ve learned so much that I am applying to my job on a regular basis. I feel I have a good grasp of the different processes in the project management body of knowledge.  Loved the class, highly recommend it!”
-Miryam Rashid, Project Manager, CrossRealms

Information Sessions

To learn more about the Project Management Certificate Program, please attend one of our free information sessions.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for professionals who manage, lead or participate in projects including, but not limited to, the following industries:
  • Administration
  • Art
  • Banking
  • Computers
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Customer service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Law enforcement
  • Legal
  • Public relations
  • Purchasing
  • Quality
  • Supply chain management
  • Training


Learn project management by jumping into the lifecycle of a typical project. Over the course of the program, you will learn how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project, using the best and most common practices in project management, according to the standards set by the Project Management Institute(PMI)®.

You can choose to take the courses in the Project Management Certificate Program in-class or online. This program can be customized and conducted on-site for organizations seeking to enhance the professional skills of their employees. For more information, visit our Corporate Training page.


Project Management Institute Registered Education ProviderThe Project Management Certificate Program can be used to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs). DePaul's Management Development Center has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.
Many students advance to become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® or a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®. Please see the PMI® website for certification details and requirements. Additionally, if you are interested in taking the PMP® certification exam or learning more about the exam preparation process, you can enroll in DePaul’s PMP® Review course.


The Project Management Certificate Program is a 16-week course that will lead you through the entire life cycle of a project. The program will cover the following topics:
  • Program management overview and framework
  • Project life cycle management
  • Project management foundations (knowledge areas and processes)
  • Charter development and project selection
  • Stakeholder management
  • Collecting requirements, scope development and management
  • Schedule development and time management
  • Estimating techniques and cost management
  • Earned value management
  • Quality planning, assurance and control
  • Human resource management and team effectiveness
  • Communications management
  • Risk identification, analysis and mitigation
  • Procurement management, contracting and vendor selection
  • Customer relationship management and professional responsibility

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I earn PDUs with this program?
PMP® certificants can earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward license renewal by taking courses in the Project Management Certificate Program or Advanced Project Management Seminars. Each contact hour is equivalent to one PDU. Licensed professionals in other industries may qualify to earn Continuing Education (CE) credit. Students should contact their respective licensing body to ensure they meet the requirements.
Are books included in the tuition fee?
Books are not included in the tuition fee. All other class materials are covered in the tuition fee and will be distributed as appropriate.
The required texts to purchase for both the in-class and online sections of the Project Management Certificate Program are:
  • Larson, Eric W. and Clifford F. Gray. Project Management: The Managerial Process (McGraw-Hill Series Operations and Decision Sciences), 7th Edition. [ISBN-13: 9781259666094 or ISBN-10: 1259666093]
  • Project Management Institute. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2017. [ISBN-13: 978-1628251845 or ISBN-10: 1628251840]
Does this program qualify for financial assistance through the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
In order to find out if you qualify for financial assistance, you must first contact Workforce Development. As a certified program under the ILLINOIS workNet initiative, this program has been approved for workforce training grants for those who are eligible. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Please contact us or Workforce Development for more information.


Online registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Add the course you are interested in to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Registration is also available via phone, fax or mail. An Adobe Acrobat PDF of the registration form is provided for your convenience.
PMI, PMP, CAPM, PMBOK and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Availability

Program Courses (1 Course Required)
Required Courses
Project Management Certificate Program
Program Courses - Online (1 Course Required)
Required Courses
Online Project Management Certificate Program
Other Related Courses
Required Courses
PMP® Review

Required Fees Price
Registration - This program is NOT FREE. Students must pay for each component course.$0.00