Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate

College : Health and Public Affairs Degree :CRT
Department : School of Public Administration Option : N/A
Program Websites : http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/publicadmin/urban-regional-planning/academic-programs/graduate-programs/graduate-certificate-in-urban-and-regional-planning/

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and career development in the field of community, urban and regional planning.

CURRICULUM

The Urban and Regional Planning graduate certificate requires 18 credit hours of courses, including 12 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of elective courses.
Total Credit Hours Required:
18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—12 Credit Hours

  • PAD 5336 Introduction to Urban Planning (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5337 Urban Design (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5338 Land Use and Planning Law (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6716 Information Systems for Public Managers and Planners (3 credit hours)

Restricted Electives—6 Credit Hours

Choose two courses from the following list.

  • PAD 5356 Managing Community and Economic Development (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6316 Planning Methods (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6387 Transportation Policy (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6397 Managing Emergencies and Crises (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6353 Environmental Planning and Policy (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6825 Cross-Sectoral Governance (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 6847 Planning Healthy Communities (3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

All applicants to this certificate program will be required to submit:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Current professional résumé including experience in the field (paid or voluntary).
  • Goal Statement: The goal statement is a key component of the admission review process and serves as an example of the applicant's ability to express himself or herself in writing. The goal statement must be no longer than two pages double spaced (500-800 words) and should address the following:
    • Personal background and career aspirations in urban and regional planning.
    • Reason for pursuing graduate study in urban and regional planning, including your future career goals and plans.
    • Specific areas of urban and regional planning that interests you.

These documents must be attached to the application. Applications must be submitted by the established deadline date. Applications received after the established deadline may not be considered. Students are expected to be computer literate and have computer internet access upon entry to the program. Admission to this program is competitive; applicants meeting the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission to this program.

Application Deadlines

Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

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