About this Program

This certificate program addresses the demand from professionals seeking to enhance their project management leadership skills in a variety of technology-focused organizations. The certificate will include concepts, management tools, and processes designed for overseeing projects in the workplace. Several key areas in the certificate are agile project management, the systems approach to planning projects, project monitoring and control, project management evaluation, capital budgeting, and leadership for engineering managers. Graduates will gain skills and knowledge to oversee a wide variety of technology-focused projects in business and industry, military, government, and education. They will be able to oversee projects from launch to completion. They will manage capital budgets that are part of these projects, and apply agile approaches to their work.

Program Highlights

  • Our online Project Management Certificate includes all concepts, management tools and processes required for project managers who oversee projects in the professional workplace.

  • Allow students to apply as a non-degree seeking student, which limits students to 12 graduate credit hours.

  • Non-degree applicants do not need to submit credentials such as transcripts or test scores until completing a degree-seeking application

  • Provides the core knowledge and meets the required 35 hours of project management education needed to successfully pass the PMP® Exam

  • The eight-week accelerated format for each course is perfect for working adults with busy schedules and allows you to complete two courses in one regular semester (Spring & Fall).

  • The asynchronous, online format consists of recorded lectures, live online discussions, course projects (individual and/or group), and tests/assessments

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Management Analysts

$93,440 Median Salary

Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.

Information Technology Project Managers

$91,080 Median Salary

Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.


What are the requirements to apply for Project Management Certificate at ODU?
Students entering the Certificate program in Project Management Certificate should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.

Non-degree seeking students are required to have these same credentials, though documentation is not required. Ultimately, students must apply to the program in order to obtain the certificate.


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Financial aid is available to graduate students at Old Dominion University. Financial aid may be available in the form of University fellowships, tuition grants, and research assistantships. In addition to the financial aid offered by the University, graduate students may be eligible for aid and student loans administered by other agencies. For information about part-time employment, scholarships, and student loans, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.


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