UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Project Management provides professionals with a practical, hands-on approach. Students hoping to get started in or advance their project management careers will gain the knowledge and tools necessary to plan, execute and complete complex projects within various types of organizations and industries.
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International students are welcome to participate in the program online from any location. For International students interested in joining our in-class program, please check out the full-time Project Management Program for International Students (two quarters). Participants will study alongside American students and build their professional networks.
Upon completion of UCSD’s Certificate in Project Management, 12 units can be transferred to the University of Wisconsin at Platteville’s M.S. in Project Management degree program, which is offered fully online.
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Number of courses: 7 courses
Total units: 21 units
Estimated cost: $3,990 - $6,145 *Dependent on which elective courses are selected. (tuition only; textbooks not included)
Time to complete: Six months (full-time); one year (part-time)*
Delivery: In-class and online delivery. Intensive boot camp and weekend classes also available.
*Students have up to five years from the start of program to complete it although it can be completed in as little as six months.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
The Project Management Program consists of five required courses (15 units) and at least six elective units. Courses are available in both in-class and online formats, and the entire certificate can be completed online. The program can be completed in one or two years, depending on whether one or multiple classes are taken each quarter.
Project Management Essentials or Project Management Boot Camp is required to advance to other project management courses. A student who has met the necessary pre-requisite, or who already has the PMP credential, is welcome to enroll in any individual class of interest. In order to request to bypass a pre-requisite, please email ProjectManagement@ucsd.edu.
Any student working toward the Project Management Professional Certificate must elect to take every course for a letter grade. A grade of Pass is not acceptable toward the certificate. If you have registered for a course and selected a Pass/No Pass grade option, and you would like to apply that course toward the certificate, you can submit a grade change request in writing to the Student Services office directly by sending an email message to email@example.com. Students are allowed to change their credit status for a particular course at any time, up to and including the final course meeting. Keep in mind that any work already completed in this certificate program, before Fall, 2016, will be counted, as long as long as you passed, whether you received a pass or a passing letter grade.
For more information please visit extension.ucsd.edu/pm.
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Business, Professional & Legal Programs. Call 858-534-8136 or Email: ProjectManagement@ucsd.edu
UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
Courses can be used to satisfy the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement needed by Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders. For information on PMP certification, the PMBOK and PDU requirements, visit PMI at pmi-sd.org.
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Yes! This program is designed for students to take online in the convenience of your home or office. All of the required courses and most of the electives can be completed in a fully online environment. For online courses, all assignments, tests and quizzes can be completed online and submitted through Blackboard, our online learning platform.
There will be a $95 fee upon
acceptance into the program
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