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Project Management, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The graduate certificate in project management offered through Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies is a 12-hour program that focuses on the management and decision-making skills necessary to be successful at leading projects in a variety of settings.

Project-based learning and class simulators prepare you to promote the widespread applicability of the five basic project management processes as outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®): initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

If you complete the certificate, you also have the option of applying to the Master of Science in Project Management program and, if accepted, have all of the certificate credits count towards the master's degree.

Curriculum Overview

As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 12-credit, fully online program offers technology-driven professionals like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. If you have obtained an undergraduate degree or higher, you may pursue a stand-alone certificate. All courses are offered in eight-week terms through SLU Online, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals. 


SLU's post-baccalaureate certificate in project management prepares students to help their organizations navigate change. The field of project management is expanding and influencing the way large and small organizations conduct business across many industries. Graduates are prepared to hold a variety of leadership roles that are responsible for delivering new programs, products and services through a collaborative, disciplined approach to project management.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcript from a degree-granting institution.
  • Most successful applicants have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • At least two years of work experience is recommended (includes full-time and part-time employment, internships, co-ops and similar experiences).
  • Statement of professional goals (approximately 500 words suggested) articulating what attracted you to this program, and how a master's degree in this field will benefit you in your present or future career.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.

Requirements for International Students

Along with the general admission requirements above, the following must be provided by prospective international students:

  • Demonstration of English Language ProficiencySome examples of demonstrated English language proficiency include minimum score requirements for the following standardized tests:
    • Paper-based TOEFL: 550
    • Internet-based TOEFL: 80
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • PTE: 54
  • Academic records, in English translation, for postsecondary studies outside the United States. These must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted. 

Application and Assistantship Deadlines

Students should apply for the fall semester by August 6 and the spring semester by January 7.

Review Process

Applications are reviewed by program directors.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, apply by Feb. 1. 

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at  

  1. Graduates will be able to implement the project management framework across a portfolio of programs, addressing individual, team, and organizational needs.
PMGT 5000Project Management Principles3
PMGT 5010Project Selection and Initiation3
PMGT 5020Planning Projects3
PMGT 5030Project Execution and Delivery3
Total Credits12

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.


Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Fall 1  
PMGT 5000 Project Management Principles 3
Fall 2  
PMGT 5010 Project Selection and Initiation 3
Spring 1  
PMGT 5020 Planning Projects 3
Spring 2  
PMGT 5030 Project Execution and Delivery 3
 Total Credits12

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please call 314-526-2825 or email