Elmhurst College

Graduate Studies

Graduate Certificate in Project Management


190 South Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Elmhurst’s graduate certificate in project management uses four existing courses from the master of project management program.

Students who complete the four courses for credit will receive the graduate certificate in project management, or they may complete an additional six courses to earn a master of project management.

Upon completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply practical and theoretical project management skills to a wide variety of projects.
  • Outline the various techniques utilized in project management for beginning, managing and ending projects.
  • Identify the basic tools of project management to include project plans, Gantt charts and other tools and techniques applied in the project management process.
  • Recognize and explain the dynamics associated with effective communications, stakeholders, urgency and managing to defined timeframes and budgets.
  • Evaluate critical success factors for effectiveness in achieving project objectives.
  • Apply skills and techniques gained for success on the PMP professional certification competency exam.

Program Format

The graduate certificate in project management is a part-time, EC Flex program that can be completed in as little as one year. Students complete coursework through eight-week sessions.


Elmhurst College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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