The Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies provides a core foundation in 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.
Information accurate as of October 2012. Requirements and policies subject to change. For up-to-date information, contact Kathie Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the official graduate catalogue at www.northeastern.edu/registrar/catgrad1213.pdf .
The Certificate is comprised of three designated core courses offered by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and one elective (minimum of 3 SH) of the student’s choice from a qualifying graduate program. The required core courses are:
- PPUA 6201 – The Twenty-First Century City: Urban Opportunities and Challenges in a Global Context (3 SH)
- PPUA 6205 – Research Design and Methodology in Urban and Regional Policy (3 SH) OR three modules of their choice from the Research Toolkit (PPUA 6206-11)
- PPUA 7673 – Capstone in Urban and Regional Policy (3 SH)
Students seeking to complete the Certificate must first be admitted directly into a participating graduate program and must formally register for the Certificate in the first two weeks of the semester prior to that in which they plan to take the Capstone in Urban & Regional Policy.
For additional information, contact:
Gavin Shatkin, MURP Program Director
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs