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College of Management and Human Potential: Certificates:
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management

This program is not currently accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

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 M.S. in Project Management program.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management is designed for senior project managers. Aligned with the standards in the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this certificate program leverages students’ knowledge and experience to help them place project management in a strategic perspective within their organizations. Students who successfully complete this certificate program will have a demonstrable proficiency in advanced 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

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

Certificate Requirements

  • 9 total semester credits


  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
Semester 1

MSPM 6125 - Project Scheduling

3 semester credits

MSPM 6150 - Planning and Administering Project Contracts

3 semester credits
Semester 2

MSPM 6170 - Sustainability in Project, Portfolio, and Program Management

3 semester credits