Project Management

Graduate Certificate

In 2021, only 55% of all projects were completed on time. The remaining projects experienced scope creep, went over budget, or were deemed a total failure (PMI 2021 Pulse of the Profession Report). As organizations reimagine the post-pandemic future, project managers must embrace new ways of working, which will require rapid upskilling and reskilling of project management competencies.

This Certificate, which can be used towards the 35 hours of project management education/training requirement for PMP applicants, will teach you emerging practices in traditional and Agile project management delivery, how to engage and manage multiple stakeholders, the foundations of product ownership, and how to identify and mitigate risks.

Courses align to the PMP exam and students take both the Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) and Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO1) certification exams to help them land lucrative project management jobs or roles.

At a Glance

How many courses?


Four courses—all required.

How much will it cost?


$12,240 based on completing all courses during the 2022–2023 Academic Year.

Flexible scheduling


Study full- or part-time online, on campus during the evening, or in any combination that works for you.

Curriculum

Course Number Course Title
ADGR8110 Agile Methodologies
ADGR8130 Risk Management, Quality Management
ADGR8201 Agile Product Development
ADGR8203
Stakeholder Management


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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please note that non-US citizens are not able to receive a valid student visa for enrollment in a certificate program.  If you need a student visa to study in the US, please select an eligible masters degree.

Online Application

Start Your Application

While online submission is preferred, if you need to mail materials, please send to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Academic transcripts

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)

Applicants whose undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be considered for admission. Applications will be considered in light of other factors, including letters of reference and personal statement.  

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: There is no application fee.

Résumé

Optional

Letter of Recommendation

Submitted with application.

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.

This Certificate, which can be used towards the 35 hours of project management education/training requirement for PMP applicants, will teach you emerging practices in traditional and Agile project management delivery, how to engage and manage multiple stakeholders, the foundations of product ownership, and how to identify and mitigate risks.

Courses align to the PMP exam and students take both the Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) and Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO1) certification exams to help them land lucrative project management jobs or roles.