UNC Charlotte Center City Campus

Graduate Certificate in Urban Management & Policy

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management & Policy consists of fifteen credit hours within the MPA curriculum. 

 Required Courses:

Students must complete both of the following courses:

  • MPAD 6184 Urban Government and Politics (3)
  • MPAD 6185 Intergovernmental Relations (3)

 Students must complete at least two of the following courses:

  • MPAD 6128 Foundations of Public Policy (3)
  • MPAD 6142 Grant Writing and Reporting (3)
  • MPAD 6143 Introduction to Administrative Law (3)
  • MPAD 6160 Information Systems in Public Administration (3)
  • MPAD 6290 Introduction to Emergency Management (3)
  • MPAD 6324 Financial Analysis for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
  • MPAD 6326 Applied Economics for Public Administrators (3)
  • MPAD 6328 Urban and Community Development (3)
  • MPAD 6330 Program Evaluation for the Public & Nonprofit Sectors (3)
  • MPAD 6332 Project Management (3)
  • MPAD 6350 Public Sector Financial Management I (3)
  • MPAD 6352 Public Sector Financial Management II (3)
  • GEOG 5155 Retail Location (3)
  • GEOG 5190 Geographic Info Systems for Non-Majors (3) or GEOG 5120 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • GEOG 5210 Urban Planning Methods (3)
  • GEOG 5260 Transportation Policy Formulation (3)
  • GEOG 6300 Applied Regional Analysis (3)
  • GEOG 6301 Industrial Location (3)
  • GEOG 6500 Urban Planning: Theory and Practice (3)

Students must complete an additional three (3) credit hours of MPAD coursework.

Appropriate non-MPAD courses may be substituted upon approval of the student’s advisor and the MPA Director.