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Explore our Online Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management

Learn the practical skills to successfully and consistently produce results, meet evolving customer expectations, and manage competing business priorities. If you are an experienced or senior-level project manager, this certificate program can help you take your career to the next level. With the demand for professionals who understand the principles and practices of project management predicted to increase dramatically during the next decade, now is the time to develop a stronger foundation based on industry best practices and relevant, real-world scenarios to ensure your organization’s success.

Current project managers can use their project management courses, each worth 45 professional development units, toward Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.2 And if getting to the next level is part of your career plan, Walden is committed to helping you earn credit for your foundational knowledge. Find out how you can apply your certificate toward an advanced project management degree from Walden.

Gain a comprehensive view of the best project management practices, as provided in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), the industry standard guideline for the profession.

PMP is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMBOK is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Expert Faculty

Learn from specialists in the field of project management and peers who bring diverse experience managing projects across a wide range of public and private industries and organizations.

Marketable Skills

Learn the necessary skills to market yourself and your projects to gain organizational exposure.

Practical Skills

Acquire practical skills to help manage projects in virtually any industry or field.

Apply Your Certificate Toward an Advanced Degree

Schedule a free transfer of credit evaluation to apply credits earned in this certificate program toward Walden’s MS in Project Management.

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Financing Opportunities

Connect with an Enrollment Specialist to understand your options and plan how you will fund your dream. This certificate is eligible for federal financial aid.

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Completion Requirements

  • 9 total semester credits
    • Certificate courses (9 sem. cr.)
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.


Course Code Title Credits
MSPM 6125

Project Scheduling

Students in this course are introduced to a comprehensive framework for proactively building, managing, and controlling project schedules from initiation to closeout. They explore the importance of defining deliverables, establishing project and product requirements, defining scope boundaries and building a detailed work breakdown structure as prerequisites to building network diagrams using both critical path and critical chain approaches. Students explore the challenges of project scheduling under uncertainty, address techniques for addressing resource constraints, and develop procedures for proactively managing and controlling the scheduling process throughout the project's lifecycle.

(3 sem. cr.)
MSPM 6150

Planning and Administering Project Contracts

A major responsibility of many project managers is planning and administering project contracts for the purchase or acquisition of project resources from external sources. In this course, students learn about planning for purchases and acquisitions, requests for proposal, vendor selection, contract administration, and contract closure. They consider and discuss the role of the project manager in the procurement process as it relates to project requirements for purchases or acquisitions, managing the relationship between buyer and seller, assessing vendor performance, contract change control, and conflict resolution. Students also have the opportunity to reflect on theory presented in the course as well as how they can apply these concepts to professional practice.

(3 sem. cr.)
MSPM 6170

Sustainability in Project, Portfolio, and Program Management

How do project managers ensure that their organization's initiatives allow for sustainable business and promote positive change through products for a sustainable environment? Students in this course are provided with an opportunity to answer such questions as well as to develop their understanding of managing projects at the portfolio and program levels. Students learn about the nature of sustainability in project management in terms of how project management processes align with the three fundamentals of sustainable development: social equity, economic efficiency, and environmental performance. Students work toward gaining a real-world understanding of concepts through the examination of current research illustrating sustainability in project management and by assessing actual products developed through projects.

(3 sem. cr.)

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost amount
Tuition 9 semester credit hours $955 per semester hour $8,595
Technology Fee Per semester $210 $420


*The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-994-6747.

Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $300 to $450.


Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on individual programs. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific certificate programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.

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