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An Online Graduate Certificate in Professional Science Management That Can Jump-Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your Online Certificate in Professional Science Management

The Earth does not recognize that it takes critical thinkers and problem solvers to manage its resources. But you do.

American Public University offers an online graduate certificate in Professional Science Management to prepare you for management or supervisory roles in the natural sciences.

Through this certificate, you will strengthen your problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Coursework covers business management and organizational psychology. This program will help you plan and execute effective projects for government, private, or nonprofit scientific organizations.

With APU's Professional Science Management certificate, you'll be better prepared to:

  • Analyze major barriers to project implementation.
  • Strengthen your communication and negotiation skills.
  • Design effective management strategies.
  • Evaluate best practices to plan, execute, monitor, and control a natural resource management project.
  • Navigate the financial considerations for projects.
  • Model effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills through qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Our online programs are convenient and flexible for adult learners. APU offers monthly start times and 8-week class formats.

American Public University is part of American University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.


You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

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For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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