Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies


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 August 2013. Requirements and policies subject to change. For up-to-date information, contact the SPPUA or visit the official graduate catalogue at .

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:

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

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