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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Planning and Economic Development Certificate

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Cathy Liu, Faculty Contact

The Graduate Certificate in Planning and Economic Development is intended to provide a credential for students preparing for careers in the public, private, or third sectors requiring familiarity with planning and economic development concepts and methods. This certificate is not intended as a substitute for a professional degree in planning, but as an opportunity to supplement another graduate degree. The certificate will provide courses covering planning theory, planning methods and urban and regional theory, plus an opportunity to select electives in a single substantive planning specialization such as economic development planning, transportation planning, or environmental planning.

Regulations for the Certificate Program

Applicants to the certificate program will be subject to the same admissions requirements (with the exception of the submission of letters of recommendation) that exist for the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) degrees. Obtaining the certificate will be based on the completion of the four stipulated courses with a minimum GPA in these courses of 3.0. No grade of a C- or lower will count for credit towards the certificate, nor will more than one grade of C+ or C be allowed for credit towards the certificate. The time limit for completing the certificate program is three years from the term of entry.

Graduate Certificate Requirements

Elective Course (3 Credit Hours)

Select one of the following courses:

Awarding of the Certificate

Students in the Graduate Certificate program should apply to graduate two semesters prior to their expected completion term. Details and deadlines can be found here: registrar.gsu.edu/graduation/.

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