Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies provides a foundation in the fundamentals of 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.


The Certificate is comprised of three designated core courses which are offered by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and one qualifying elective (minimum of 3 semester hours) of the student’s choosing. Current and prospective students should refer to the 2018-2019 Graduate Catalog for a description of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Studies curriculum.


Requirements and policies subject to change. For up-to-date information, contact Julie Switkes or view the official graduate catalogue for a full listing of graduate level courses. Additional information about CSSH graduate certificates is available here.