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Earn A Graduate Certificate In Community Planning From NAU

Advance your community planning skills by completing an online graduate certificate in Community Planning through Northern Arizona University. In this online graduate certificate program, you learn the fundamentals of professional planning practices and the elements of efficient and ethical land use, as well as practical skills and the latest technology. 

Complete This Graduate Certificate In Just Five Online Classes

Explore the changing character and critical problems of modern urban development through online instruction and research projects. This program consists of five graduate-level online courses in community planning. Coursework includes in-depth exploration of the planning process, information technology for planning, capital budgeting and more.

NAU’s online community planning graduate certificate can help advance your career in a variety of job settings. Possibilities include:

  • City Planner
  • Real Estate Association Manager
  • Social Community Service Manager
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Catalog Information

Learn more about the program options by viewing the catalog information below. Catalog information is displayed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Community Planning

Campus Locations

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Degree Information
Online
In-Person
Blended
GCERT
15 units
Maximum Transfer Units
0
15
Additional Admission Requirements - Additional Application

University Requirements

  • Graduate certificate programs require a minimum of 12 credit hours. Many certificate programs require more than 12 credit hours.

    No more than one 400-level NAU course (3 or 4 units) may be used on a certificate program.

    No more than 25% of the units required for the certificate program may be transferred from another university.

    A 400-level course (undergraduate course) completed at another university is not eligible for transfer credit.

    A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved to obtain a graduate certificate. No more than three units of coursework with a grade of "C" may be used in a certificate program.

    A graduate student may pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Each graduate degree program must decide which, if any, certificate courses can be counted toward the graduate degree.

    Students who are admitted to a graduate certificate program will be eligible for the official posting of the graduate certificate to their transcripts when all applicable coursework has been successfully completed and approved by the academic unit and the Graduate College.
  • Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program).  See the “Details” tab for additional information.

Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 15
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required

Details

Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
    • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
    • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
    • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
    • Transcripts
    • For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
    • International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy 


    Individual program admission requirements include:

    • 1 letter of recommendation
    • Personal statement or essay 
Certificate Requirements
  • This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.  Under both circumstances, federal financial aid can be used for this certificate.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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Department Information
Learn more about this program and the Department of Geography, Planning & Recreation.