2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: School of Public Administration
Program Website: https://ccie.ucf.edu/public-administration/

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and career development in the field of community, urban and regional planning.

Planning has been identified as one of the key policy issues in central Florida, which is a major growth area in the state.


The Urban and Regional Planning graduate certificate requires 18 credit hours of courses, including 12 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of elective courses.

Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses: 12 Credit Hours

Students must achieve a grade of “B-” (80%) or better in every course. Grades ‘C’ or lower cannot be used to fulfill certificate requirements. Students must maintain a program of study and graduate status GPA of 3.0 or higher and can only graduate with a graduate status GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

All applicants to this certificate program will be required to submit:

  • One official transcript meeting the minimum GPA requirement of 2.5, in a sealed envelope, from each college/university attended. Current professional résumé including experience in the field (paid or voluntary).
  • Goal Statement: The goal statement is a key component of the admission review process and serves as an example of the applicant’s ability to express himself or herself in writing. The goal statement must be no longer than two pages double-spaced (500-800 words) and should address the following:
    • Personal background and career aspirations in urban and regional planning.
    • Reason for pursuing graduate study in urban and regional planning, including your future career goals and plans.
    • Specific areas of urban and regional planning that interests you.

These documents must be attached to the application. Applications must be submitted by the established deadline date. Applications received after the established deadline may not be considered. Students are expected to be computer literate and have computer internet access upon entry to the program. Admission to this program is competitive; applicants meeting the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission to this program.

Application Deadlines

Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Dec 1  
International Applicants        
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Luis Santiago, Ph.D.
Associate Professor


Nasrin Lakhani, MNM

Graduate Advising and Student Support



Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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