Urban Studies, Graduate Certificate

CSSH Graduate Programs General Regulations

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies provides a foundation in the fundamentals of urban planning and policy theory for students outside the Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy degree. It also allows students to pursue course work in a range of areas of concentration, including housing and community development, urban environmental sustainability, economic development, international comparative urban policy, and transportation. 

Academic Standing/Progress 

Students in the program are monitored for academic progress. Those students whose grade-point average (GPA) falls below a 3.000 are notified by and meet with the director of academic programs. They are counseled that if their GPA does not rise to a 3.000 or higher, they run the risk of not graduating and are advised on strategies for improvement. 

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

PPUA 6201The 21st-Century City: Urban Opportunities and Challenges in a Global Context4
PPUA 7673Capstone in Public Policy and Urban Affairs4


Complete 4 semester hours in the following range (selected by advisement):4
PPUA 5000 to PPUA 7999

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required