Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

College of Business and Public Management

The certificate in urban and regional planning is designed for professionals and students who seek to enhance their skills and qualifications in the public sector planning process. It is appropriate for people interested in urban and regional planning as a career. It is also appropriate for professionals in related careers who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in a range of planning areas including land use and development, transportation, housing, and the environment.

Required
GEO 525Urban and Regional Planning3
Planning Electives
Select 15 semester hours under advisement with the graduate coordinator15
Topical Seminar in Geography
Seminar in Modern Geography
Planning Design
Seminar in Physical Geography
Internet Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Quantitative Methods in Planning/Geography
Suburbanization and Land Development
Population Processes
Metropolitan Systems and Problems
Planning Law and Organization
Transportation Planning
Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Planning
Environmental Modeling with Geographic Information Systems
Geography and Planning of Housing
Geodatabases
Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Geography Field Methods
Independent Research in Geography
Internship in Urban and Regional Planning
American Public Policy
Public Policy and Administration Internship
Total Credits Required18

The certificate in urban and regional planning can be used to fulfill the requirements of the general concentration of the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree (see page 97). Students pursuing an M.P.A. take 18 credits to fulfill the administration core requirements of the degree and simultaneously complete the Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning to fulfill the concentration requirements. The capstone course (PPA 600) can serve as a planning elective for students pursuing the M.P.A. degree.