2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management

This program is not currently accepting new students.

Project Management Certificates

Walden University’s project management certificate programs are geared toward students who want to learn the foundational skills for this field or those who want to build upon their existing senior-level experience to advance their career in project management. Each program positions students to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam* from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Students who are already PMP-certified and are seeking recertification earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) that can be applied toward the 60 credits needed. Walden is also a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) and, as such, has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Credits from all required courses in both certificate programs can be applied toward Walden’s MS in Project Management program.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management introduces the required skills necessary for managing projects in today’s work environment. Fully aligned with the standards in Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s)®A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this certificate program covers the key process areas that every project manager must be able to address. Students who successfully complete this certificate program will have a demonstrable proficiency in essential project management skills that they can show current and future employers.

*Eligibility for the PMP® credential requires individuals to first attain specific educational and project management experience, including 35 contact hours of project management education and a minimum of 3 years, or 36 months, of project management experience, during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks. The final step in earning the PMP credential is passing the PMP exam. For more information, visit the Project Management Institute (PMI) website at www.pmi.org.

Note: PMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Note: The Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.

Competency-Based Education

In addition to the course-based option described below, students can choose to earn their Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management through the competency-based education modality. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will earn the same Walden degree in either modality. See the Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management (Competency Based)  page for program details.

Course-Based Program