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Why ODU for Public Procurement & Contract Management?

This online graduate certificate program teaches you the skills and tools to be more effective acquiring and managing contracts for goods and services. You will also learn how to help organizations make better and informed decisions.

This certificate consists of five courses, and can be completed in as little as one year.

ODU's Graduate Certificate in Public Procurement and Contract Management has been accredited by the Global Standards Board of the International Federation of Procurement and Supply Management (IFPSM). Our certificate program is the first graduate level program in public procurement and contract management to achieve this distinction.

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Required Courses

  • 15 credit hours

You will take four core public procurement and contract management courses, then choose one elective course from public administration or engineering management.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$551 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Fall 2020 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Careers in Public Procurement & Contract Management

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

After you have been admitted to ODU, please verify your intent to complete this certificate by filling out a PPCM Enrollment Form (PDF) and sending it to the department (instructions in the form).

If you are an international student interested in taking this program online from your home country, please contact the ODU International Admission Office for assistance.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.