Course Offering Plan
Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate from the College of Charleston
Urban and Regional Planning certificate courses are offered through the Master of Public Administration program. The certificate requires students to take four courses, one required course and one course in each of three areas of study, including policy and policy management, legal issues, and development practice.
PUBA 612 History and Theory of American Urban Planning
Policy and Policy Management:
PUBA 611 Urban Policy
PUBA 620 Local Government Politics and Administration
PUBA 613 Planning Law
PUBA 631 Administrative Law
PUBA 635 Land Use Law
PUBA 615 Theories of Urban & Regional Development
PUBA 616 Local and Regional Economic Development: Policy & Practice
PUBA 502 ST: Urban Applications in GIS
Completed application, available online at www.cofc.edu/gradschool.
Official transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions.
Letter of intent.
Two reference letters (academic and/or professional).
Sample(s) of recent professional projects (optional).
The courses for the certificate are offered through the College of Charleston Master of Public Administration program. Students currently in the program will be eligible to take these courses. In addition, it will be possible for students to apply as a non-degree seeking student.
Master of Public Administration Transfer Credit Policy
The College of Charleston’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program offers graduate certificates in Arts Management and Urban and Regional Planning. Up to 12 hours taken in the certificate programs may be transferred into the MPA program with the approval of the program director. Students in the certificate program must still apply and be accepted into the MPA program before credit hours can be transferred.
Program alumni interested in obtaining a certificate in Arts Management or Urban and Regional Planning may count up to 12 hours taken in the MPA program towards their certificate program with the approval of the program director. Students must complete the application and be accepted into the certificate program in order to be eligible to earn a certificate.
Students interested in earning both an MPA and a certificate are eligible to do so but must go through the application process for both programs. Along with the required coursework for the MPA and the certificate program, students must complete an internship that is relevant to the field in which they are obtaining their certificate.
For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Keenan, Program Director, (firstname.lastname@example.org; 953-5679), the College of Charleston Graduate Office (953-5614), or Patty Simpson, Lowcountry Graduate Center, (email@example.com or 953-4723).
Additional information is also available on the College of Charleston Urban and Regional Planning Certificate Program webpage.
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