Project Management Certificate

Since 2009, the University of New Haven has offered a comprehensive, 30-week, non-credit program teaching the fundamentals of project management concepts. Taught by certified PMP® instructors, the certificate program was designed for local professionals looking for an introduction to the field as well as seasoned project managers looking for a formal education in PM. In 2019 we integrated a PMP® certification test preparation component to the program made up of 5 additional classes

This nine-month non-credit program consists of 5 six week modules plus 1 five week test preparation module that all need to be completed in order to receive the certificate.

Originally setup as in class instructions on our main and satellite campuses, we’ve reorganized the program to align with the University’s distance learning model. Since 2017, we’ve incorporated new videoconferencing capabilities for every class that allows attendee flexibility for self directed learning, leverages an expansive library of educational videos, and class recordings for later reference / clarification / reinforcement. This guarantees maximum value returned to every student and optimal knowledge transfer in an individual fit for purpose manner.

Click here to view the Project Management Certificate program and module objectives.

Why Get a Project Management Certificate?

Successful Project Management is about delivering projects on time, within budget and to specification, while delivering maximum value to the stakeholders. Differentiate yourself to employers, and prospective clients with a Project Management Certificate on your résumé, and develop the skills and knowledge to be a successful PM. This certificate was designed for local professionals currently working as project managers or aspiring to take on project management responsibilities. Those who complete the certificate will be awarded 115 contact hours/PDUs, almost three times the amount required to qualify and be fully prepared to pass the Project Management Institute's PMP® certification exam.

Why Choose the University of New Haven?

The University of New Haven is a known leader in educational programming. The institution has been continually recognized by U.S. News and World Report magazine as a top-tier regional university in its annual "America's Best Colleges" rankings. The University of New Haven is also a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the Project Management Institute.

Who Should Attend?

This class is designed for local professionals looking to learn in-depth training on Project Management from qualified individuals. This is a comprehensive program being offered to teach skills for good project management practices, not simply to help you memorize keywords and techniques to help pass the PMP® certification exam. Students will experience the direct application of their PM knowledge by contributing, managing and leading a cohort project through its full lifecycle.

Topics Covered

Project management concepts, project framework & lifecycle, project initiation, team effectiveness and leadership, project scope, activity sequencing, estimating resources, developing the project schedule, stakeholder management, procurement, risk management, quality management, project execution, quality control, managing project teams, project monitoring / control, communication, negotiation, managing conflict, an introduction to Agile, Critical Chain and other PM methodologies.


Proficiency in the English language and approximately 2 years of experience (cumulative) managing a project in a team environment.

To become a non-credit certificate student, complete the program interest form and submit it for review and approval.

More Information

For more information about the Project Management Certificate, please contact:

Judd Andres MBA, PMP, CSM, OCMP
Program Director & Adjunct Professor
Project Management Certificate Program