Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Project Management: On Campus & Online

Certificate in Project Management program


Ideal for Individuals looking to quickly develop foundational knowledge in project management or those preparing for the PMP Exam.
Program Format Project management courses are offered on campus as well as online. In-person classes typically meet on Saturdays at our downtown Washington, D.C. campus. All online courses are asynchronous so that students do not need to meet online at a specific time each week. A two week intensive is also offered on-campus.
Program Length Six courses over one semester. Students are not required to enroll continuously and have up to two years to complete the program.
Program Cost Tuition varies by course. Total program tuition including all six courses is $6,570.00. Most course materials are included.

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Start Date Project Management courses are open enrollment and offered throughout the year. Students must begin with Project Management Fundamentals as the first course. Please see course schedule below for the next start date.

Program Overview

Georgetown University offers a distinctive project management program that helps professionals become more accomplished, qualified, and effective managers in their fields. While the Project Management Certificate Program is built on the core processes defined in the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, the program strongly emphasizes the people skills and real-world practices required to successfully manage projects on time, on budget, and within scope.

Taught by practitioners and academics with extensive industry experience, participants gain analytical frameworks, strategic planning skills, and managerial insight to be more effective project leaders. The program also addresses the role of the project manager in cultivating and supporting innovation in project teams.

Georgetown University is a Global Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Acquire the people skills, practices, and processes required to be successful project managers
  • Apply a range of project management tools to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget, and within scope
  • Develop analytical frameworks, strategic planning skills, and managerial insight to be more effective project leaders and contributors
  • Understand the role of the project manager in driving organizational innovation

Certificate program graduates will also satisfy the education requirements needed to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam.

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Certificate in Project Management from Georgetown University, students must successfully complete four (4) required courses and two (2) elective courses for a total of 8.00 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 80.0 contact hours. All six courses must be completed within a two-year period.

  Course Name Course Type CEUs
1 Project Management Fundamentals Required 2.40
2 The Project Manager's Toolkit Required 1.60
3 Elective 1 Elective 0.80
4 Leading Project Teams Required 0.80
5 Elective 2 Elective 0.80
6 Managing Projects in the Real World Required 1.60
Total 4 Required Courses + 2 Elective Courses   8.00


See below for course schedules and registration information.

Program Prerequisites

Program participants must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

International Students

Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for non-credit professional certificate programs, however, international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

Please note: Georgetown University is not yet able to offer online programs in every state. See Information for Online Students for a list of state approvals or contact ccpeprograms@georgetown.edu for additional questions.


Georgetown University has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute(PMI)®. As a PMI Registered Education Provider(R.E.P.), Georgetown University has agreed to abide by PMI established quality assurance criteria. PMBOK and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


How to Enroll

This certificate is an open enrollment program. No application is required and registration is available by clicking the course links below. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.

Required:

Leading Project Teams
Managing Projects in the Real World
Project Management Fundamentals
The Project Manager's Toolkit

Online:

Business Strategy and Program Management
Leading Project Teams
Managing Projects in the Real World
Project Management Fundamentals
Project Risk Management
The Project Manager's Toolkit

Elective:

Accelerating Innovation in Project Management
Business Strategy and Program Management
Information Technology Project Management
Negotiation and Conflict Management for Project Managers
Project Risk Management

Exam Prep:

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation


Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Required  Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Leading Project Teams Enrollment closed
Section 02
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Dec 03, 2016
640 Mass Ave. , C219

Status:
Full
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Mar 18, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 02
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Apr 29, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Feb 21, 2017 to Mar 06, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Jul 22, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Jun 26, 2017 to Jul 10, 2017

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Managing Projects in the Real World Enrollment closed
Section 02
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Dec 10, 2016 to Dec 17, 2016
640 Mass Ave. , C224

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Apr 08, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 02
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 20, 2017 to Jun 03, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Apr 18, 2017 to May 01, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Aug 12, 2017 to Aug 19, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Aug 14, 2017 to Aug 28, 2017

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Project Management Fundamentals Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Feb 04, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Feb 11, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Feb 25, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 02
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Mar 18, 2017 to Apr 01, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Jan 17, 2017 to Jan 30, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Jun 03, 2017 to Jun 17, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
May 08, 2017 to May 22, 2017

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
The Project Manager's Toolkit Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Mar 04, 2017 to Mar 11, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 02
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Apr 08, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Jan 31, 2017 to Feb 13, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Jul 08, 2017 to Jul 15, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
May 29, 2017 to Jun 12, 2017

Status:
Open
Online  Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Leading Project Teams Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Feb 21, 2017 to Mar 06, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Jun 26, 2017 to Jul 10, 2017

Status:
Open
Online Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Managing Projects in the Real World Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Apr 18, 2017 to May 01, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Aug 14, 2017 to Aug 28, 2017

Status:
Open
Online Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Project Management Fundamentals Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Jan 17, 2017 to Jan 30, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
May 08, 2017 to May 22, 2017

Status:
Open
Online Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
The Project Manager's Toolkit Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Jan 31, 2017 to Feb 13, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
May 29, 2017 to Jun 12, 2017

Status:
Open
Online Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Project Risk Management Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Mar 07, 2017 to Mar 20, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Jul 10, 2017 to Jul 24, 2017

Status:
Open
Online Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Business Strategy and Program Management Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Mar 28, 2017 to Apr 10, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Jul 31, 2017 to Aug 14, 2017

Status:
Open
Elective  Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Accelerating Innovation in Project Management Enrollment closed
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Dec 03, 2016
640 Mass Ave. , C225

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled Not currently scheduled
Elective Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Project Risk Management Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 13, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Mar 07, 2017 to Mar 20, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Jul 29, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Jul 10, 2017 to Jul 24, 2017

Status:
Open
Elective Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Information Technology Project Management Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Mar 25, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Aug 05, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Elective Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Business Strategy and Program Management Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 06, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 101
Online
Mar 28, 2017 to Apr 10, 2017

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 101
Online
Jul 31, 2017 to Aug 14, 2017

Status:
Open
Elective Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
Negotiation and Conflict Management for Project Managers Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Apr 01, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Aug 05, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Exam Prep  Fall 2016Spring 2017Summer 2017
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation Enrollment closed Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Apr 27, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 02
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 26, 2017 to Jan 28, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
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