Project Management, Certificate


Taught by experienced project management professionals, UCLA Extension courses will enhance your career opportunities and prepare you to obtain or maintain the PMP Certification. 

This curriculum of the Project Management Certificate at UCLA Extension benefits professionals in all industries and government services, including banking, construction, defense, entertainment, health, information technology, and many others! This certificate can be completed entirely online and/or in classrooms in Westwood and/or Downtown LA. Students must:

  • Start with X 443.1 Fundamentals of Project Management their first quarter. X 443.3 Managing Project Quality and/or X 443.4 Leadership and the Human Element in Project Management may be taken concurrently with X 443.1.
  • Complete all five core courses and one elective course for a total of 24 units, 6 courses total.
  • Receive a GPA of 2.0 or better in all courses.
  • Complete the certificate curriculum within five years.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    24 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure


  • Fundamentals of Project Management 
  • Project Earned Value, Procurement, and Cost Management 
  • Risk Analysis and Project Management 
  • Managing Project Quality 
  • Leadership and the Human Element in Project Management 

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 2

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
        • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
        • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
        • Send required documents to the International Student Office

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          5700 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5700 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
        • National Applies to you

          5700 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5700 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        Estimated Total Cost: $7,575

        Living costs for Los Angeles

        • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


        Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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