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.

This eight month non-credit program consists of 5 six-week modules that need to be completed in order to receive the certificate. We currently have 2 cohorts, a Spring cohort that starts in April held at the Orange campus of the University of New Haven and a Fall cohort that starts in October held on the campus of Mitchell College in New London. A third cohort (Winter) is under development to start in January/February with a possible location near the Hartford area.

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, and in turn, delivering these results to the customer. Differentiate yourself to employers, and prospective clients with a Project Management Certificate on your résumé, and learn the key to 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 90 contact hours/PDUs, more than twice the amount required to qualify for 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, and other PM methodologies.


Candidates for admission to the certificate program are required to have two years of professional experience. An undergraduate degree is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to register.

How to Register

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

Click here to fill out the PMC program interest form

Upon acceptance to the PMC program, students will be contacted by an advisor regarding any discount information, instructions for registration/payment, and additional class details.

Click here to register for the 2020 Winter Project Management Certificate program in Orange.

About the University of New Haven

Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven is a known leader in experiential education and provides its students with a unique combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. The noncredit Project Management certificate was first offered at the University's New London, Connecticut campus at the Mitchell College in 2009. We began offering the program at the West Haven campus in 2011.