Hazel Johanson
is a Senior Scheduler at M Lee Corp.

Graduate, Certificate Program in
Project Management
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Online Availability

This certificate can be completed completely online.


Duration of Study

Most students complete the curriculum in 1 to 2 years.


Estimated Cost


Project management skills are highly valued in all positions at various organizations: Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, tech, health care—the list goes on. Whether you are moving into a project management role or want to master real-world project management skills to advance in your current position, you can add "project management" to your résumé as quickly as possible with our fully online Certificate Program in Project Management. No matter where you live, you'll receive a UC Berkeley–quality education that fits your needs and schedule.

You learn from highly qualified instructors with extensive project management experience and work in teams with classmates to develop hands-on problem-solving techniques. In this highly interactive curriculum, you learn how to apply real-world project management practices to achieve success in a wide variety of fields. Get started today with Project Management BUS ADM X470.

Note: Effective January 2019, the curriculum requirements for this certificate have changed. Students registering for the certificate in January 2019 or later will need to complete four required courses and three additional electives. Scroll down to review the new requirements.

New Project Management Specializations

Advance your skills with these two new specializations:

1: The Advanced Program in Project Management gives PMPs and project management certificate holders a leg up in a competitive and crowded job market. Take an additional three courses in:

  • advanced project management
  • leadership development
  • Agile management
  • business analysis
  • business process management

This program will deepen your project management skills while preparing you to be a project leader able to engage with stakeholders across the enterprise. Learn more!

2: The Specialization in Agile Management lets you add essential Agile management skills after you complete the Project Management certificate. You will take a total of three Agile Management courses that focus on principles and practices, product ownership and managing Agile development. Your courses examine how to work in different industries using Scrum, Kanban, Lean Agile or other frameworks. Upon completing, you will have the skills and know-how to manage any project, anywhere, using any methodology. Learn more!


Students should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. However, there are no admissions requirements for the certificate program.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum comprises 4 required courses and 2 primary electives and one additional elective for a total of 7 classes (14 semester units and 210 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee. We recommend that certificate students register for the certificate when they decide to commit to completing it, usually around the time of the second course in the curriculum.

Classes in the certificate start continuously. You may begin the program at any time and progress through the curriculum in the format and at a pace that fits your goals. Most students complete the certificate's curriculum in one to two years. To get you through the certificate in a timeframe that works with your schedule, we offer single courses in the following formats: 

  • Online, accelerated: eight weeks of study
  • Classroom, daytime (weekend) format: four or five weeks of study
  • Classroom, evening (weeknight) format: generally 10 weeks of study

All certificate courses, including those online, have fixed start and end dates, with assignments and project work assigned throughout the course. Courses are scheduled so that you can complete all certificate requirements in about one year by taking the shortest duration sections sequentially. Most students complete their certificate coursework in one to two years. All coursework must be completed within five years.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), with a grade of C or better in each course. A Certificate With Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 4.0 (effective to those who register beginning Oct. 1, 2017).

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum (domestic students only). To register online for the Certificate Program in Project Management, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.

You should register for the certificate after you complete the first course in the curriculum.

If you are an international student, you must apply to Evening Certificate Programs. Learn more.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated cost of $6,900 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension in writing that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to extension-business@berkeley.edu or call (510) 642-4231. After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved (usually within two to three weeks), your certificate will be mailed to you.

Special Instructions for International Students

There are no admission requirements for international students who wish to complete a course or certificate online. You may register for any online course available for enrollment. Follow the registration and enrollment process for the online course you have selected.

If you are an international student who would like to study in the U.S. and require a student visa, you must apply and be officially accepted into UC Berkeley Extension's Evening Certificate Programs before enrolling in any courses associated with this certificate. Apply now.

Please review our International Student Policies for additional information.


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Additional Information

Preparing for the PMP Exam?

Our certificate will certainly prepare you for the PMP Exam. Our certificate is designed to provide in-depth learning, and many people who already have their PMP credential choose to pursue our certificate for their professional development. We do offer Intensive PMP/CAPM® Exam Preparation course specifically for the PMP Exam. Review the Project Management Institute's PMP Handbook on how to obtain your credential.

PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Advisory Board

Michael Batie
Associate Director of Engineering
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Debica Bahattacharya
Director of Global HR Operations and Program Management
Gilead Sciences

Jon Conhaim
Manager of Technology Program Office
UC Berkeley

Anup Deshpande
Senior Director of Portfolio and Program Management

Nathan Mellin
Board President of PMI Bay Area Chapter
Project Manager and Vendor Manager at Wells Fargo Community Banking

Antoine Villata
Planisware North America

Candace Yano
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
Professor of Operations and Information Technology Management
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

Gary Yeung
VP of Product Management at Guardant Health
Venture Partner at YYZZ Capital