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Online IT Project Management Certificate

Earn your IT project management certificate online

Project management is found across the private, public, and military sectors – especially within information technology. CSU's IT project management training provides a deep understanding of the 10 knowledge areas required by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, as well as information management courses, agile project management training, and other special IT topics.

What you learn

Designed for both technical and non-technical students who want to gain the knowledge and skills relating to software development or information technology project management, the curriculum covers:

  • Appropriate application and integration of the 42 PMI® grouped project management processes.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® test taking strategies for improved success in the PMI test environment.
  • Managerial level examples of IT project management as it deals with infrastructure, applications, and data.
  • Organizational consequences of IT and the factors in successful and failed IT projects.
  • Alternative approaches for developing or acquiring information systems, detailing advantages and disadvantages.

Prepare for PMP® or CAPM® Certification

Completion of the CIS 600A course (IT Project Management) and/or the CIS 670 course (Advanced Project Management), as part of the certificate, also prepares students to sit for the PMP® Certification or CAPM® Certification exams.

Apply credits toward your master's degree

CSU's IT project management certificate can be a companion to the computer information systems master's degree. The credits completed as part of this certificate may be applied toward the degree after formal admission per University transfer policies with a grade of B or better in each course. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

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

Curriculum Open Accordion

You must be admitted to this program for the certificate to appear on your official University transcript.

Select three courses from the following:

Courses may be taken concurrently or sequentially, with the exception of CIS 670 which has a prerequisite of CIS 600A.

Admission to a business graduate program and/or additional coursework may be required to meet prerequisites. Contact the department for more details.

How to Apply Open Accordion

Application Deadlines

Fall semester August 1
Spring semester January 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1 Review Admission Requirements

Graduate certificate applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:1

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed2
  • International applicants: minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores3
  1. While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.
  2. Please submit an academic performance explanation if your GPA was lower than 3.0.
  3. A minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 86 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum of PTE score of 58 is required for all certificates except Accounting Ethics and Auditing, which requires a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 or minimum IELTS score of 7.0.

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Information Technology Project Management (Certificate) – Distance" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

3Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript from the institution where you earned your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary):
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.


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Program Details

9 credits
$867 per credit
Same in-state tuition for all.
Learn more about financial aid and scholarships Tuition/fees are just part of the cost to attend CSU. Learn more about the full Cost of Attendance
Certificate Awarded
Graduate Certificate in IT Project Management
Time Frame
Can be completed in 2 semesters
Admission Reqs.
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate coursework

Application Dates

Fall semester
August 1
Spring semester
January 1

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