Community Development Certificate

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This program offers skills in organization planning, leadership development, and program evaluation. The program allows established and emerging professionals to broaden their perspective on urban-development programs in an inter-disciplinary learning environment by including knowledge from psychology, public service, sociology, geography and liberal studies.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 16-quarter hours of graduate credit. Each course carries four-quarter hours. No more than two courses earned toward the certificate shall come from one department. Please note that the list of courses is subject to change.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPS 571METROPOLITAN PLANNING4
Select three of the following:12
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
THE CITY
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
ADVANCED COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
URBAN SOCIOLOGY
URBAN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

Students may also enroll in the following elective courses, with permission of the program director and often the approval of the instructor. Generally, participants will be limited to one (1) of these courses:

Course Title Quarter Hours
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/INSTITUTIONS
GRANT WRITING IN PSYCHOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN DIVERSITY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
SEMINAR IN PROGRAM EVALUATION
RESEARCH ON URBAN CULTURES