Urban Studies, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies provides a foundation in the fundamentals of urban and regional policy theory and research methods and culminates in an applied capstone project. The certificate is not a stand-alone program but is anchored by and incorporated into participating graduate programs.

Academic Standing/Progress 

Students in the program are monitored for academic progress. Those students whose 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.

Requirements

Complete the following 6 semester hours:6
The Twenty-First Century City: Urban Opportunities and Challenges in a Global Context
Capstone in Public Policy and Urban Affairs
Methods and Research Elective
Complete 3 semester hours from the following:3
Research Design and Methodology in Urban and Regional Policy
Elective
Complete 3 semester hours from the following:3
PPUA 5000 to PPUA 6999

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required