Project Management Certificate Program in St. Louis, MO

Nov 04, 2018

St. Louis Project Management Schools

Prospective students looking to earn a certificate in project management have multiple program options all within 10 miles of downtown St. Louis. This article highlights the coursework required for programs at three universities. It also includes a table of school statistics.

  • Saint Louis University (SLU) is a Roman Catholic research institution. The campus is about 1.3 miles from the city center, and it offers a certificate in project management that students can complete online.
  • Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) is a private, not-for-profit research institution that offers a graduate certificate in project management. This St. Louis campus is roughly eight miles from the downtown area.
  • Webster University is a private, not-for-profit university in St. Louis that offers a graduate certificate in project management at the Olive St. location, which is less than a mile from city center. The certificate can also be completed online.

Comparison of Schools

Take a look at the table below to find out more about the three universities. Use it to easily compare factors that might affect your education decision, such as tuition rates and campus setting.

Saint Louis University Washington University in St. Louis Webster University
School Type 4-year; private, not-for-profit* 4-year; private, not-for-profit* 4-year; private, not-for-profit*
Total Enrollment (2017) 14,581* 15,303* 12,736*
Campus Setting Large city* Large suburb* Large Suburb*
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $42,166* $51,533* $27,100*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 96%* 54%* 95%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 64%* 16%* 54%*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 90% for full-time students* 97% for full-time students* 79% for full-time students*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students who began their studies Fall 2011) 77%* 94%* 64%*

Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.

Saint Louis University

SLU's certificate program in project management is offered through the School for Professional Studies. Students can complete the program entirely online.

Certificate in Project Management

This certificate program is designed to give those who already hold at least a bachelor's degree the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage projects. The entire program consists of six required courses, such as project management principles, planning and control, financial modeling, and a project management lab.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis offers its only certificate in project management through the university's Henry Edwin Sever Institute. The university also offers a 2-year master's degree in project management through the same institute. The graduate certificate program was created to meet the specific needs of working adults looking to add new skills to their already existing professional expertise.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

This graduate program is taught by experienced professionals and may be completed within 10-15 months. The program includes five required courses in the fundamentals of project management, project planning, leading teams, project/program strategies and applying innovations in organizations. Enrolled students may use all of the courses as part of the master's degree option. Prospective students must submit official transcripts of all previous college coursework, three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose with the online application to be admitted.

Webster University

WU offers a graduate certificate that features a series of courses about project management intended for teaching students about the practical skills and theoretical concepts that are required for a successful career in the field.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

This certificate program consists of 12 credits (four courses). Despite the relatively small course-load, students can still expect to cover a number of complex topics as they complete the program. Courses include managerial leadership and procurement management, and graduates of this program will be prepared to plan, schedule, manage, and close projects. For students with busy work schedules, this program is also offered online.

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