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. In order to earn the certificate, one must first be enrolled in a graduate degree program at Northeastern.
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 21st Century City: Urban Opportunities and Challenges (3SH)
- PPUA 6205 Research Design and Methodology or
PPUA 6206-6208 Research Toolkit (3SH)
- 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 semester prior to that in which they plan to take the Urban Capstone.
For additional information, contact:
Christopher Bosso, Associate Dean
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs