If so, then the NEW Certificate in Urban and Economic Development may be for you! This certificate is jointly offered by the Political Science department and the Geography department. Successful completion of the certificate will require a total of 18 semester hours.
The curriculum should prepare all students to understand:
Course Requirements: There are four required graduate-level courses (12 hours) and two required elective courses (6 hours).
Core Courses (12 semester hours):
Elective Courses (6 semester hours — choice of 2 of the following):
The following must be submitted to the Graduate School by July 1(fall semester); November 1 (spring), or April 1 (summer):
Standardized test scores are not required.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the certificate specific undergraduate majors or course work are not required for admission.
This program allows students without an MPA degree who enroll in the certificate program to apply to the MPA program, and receive 12 hours of credit toward the degree. However, satisfactory completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the MPA program. All other admission criteria, including transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation and a supplemental application would have to be completed by the applicant and reviewed by the faculty. Admitted students would have to complete the MPA degree within five years from the beginning of the certificate enrollment to the completion of the degree.
Disclosure statement: The estimated cost of the program for 2012-2013 is $5935.04 for instate tuition and fees. Books, room and board are additional costs. Distance education classes have a significantly lower cost.
CIP Code: UED: 45.1201
UNCG OPEID # 002976
Credential Level: 04
SOC Codes: 21-1099.00/11-9151.00/19.3051.00/19-4061.01