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.


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
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