Urban Planning, Graduate Certificate

The Urban Planning graduate certificate program provides the basic concepts, skills, and values for pursuing a career in local government planning. 

Program Highlights

  • The program is designed to meet the basic standards of professional competency specified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
  • The program is appropriate for students who wish to develop a local government planning focus within a graduate degree program, or for students who have already earned their degrees and wish to prepare for a career shift. 

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • A personal statement describing your academic and work background, your reason for selecting graduate study in this program, and the particular interests and skills you would bring to this program (especially technological skills such as computer programs with which you are familiar – GIS, web pages, etc.).
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing your preparation for graduate study.
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Russell Fricano
russell.fricano@mnsu.edu
507-389-1540

Urban and regional studies website