Admission and Program Requirements

Apply to this program through a central application. Review the sections below before you begin.

Admission criteria 

The Community and Regional Planning Certificate program is open to all persons holding a BS, BA, MS, or PhD degree.  Students must, of course, satisfy all prerequisites for any courses they take in the program; or they must obtain instructor approval to waive specific prerequisites.  Once admitted to the program, the student must take a minimum of four courses as designated and approved by the program coordinator and must have an average cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better to receive the certificate.

Completion requirements

Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 for completion of the certificate program.

Required Courses  (13 hours) 

  • PLN 671 Land Use Planning (3 hrs)
  • PLN 676 Site Planning and Design Studio OR PLN 672 Planning Practicum (4 hrs)
  • Six hours from PLN courses above 600 or 700 level.

Other courses approved by the program coordinator may be substituted for any of the above listed courses on a case-by-case basis.  The certificate program coordinator must approve the substitution prior to enrolling in any course.

Completion requirements 

Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 for completion of the certificate program.