Graduate Certificate in Community Planning

The Graduate Certificate in Community Planning is designed to prepare public administrators to participate in community planning activities primarily at the municipal, township, or county level, but also in state agencies concerned with planning.

Course work is offered at night and online. Individuals may take these courses and earn the certificate part time without being formally enrolled in any degree program, or may complete it as part of the Master of Public Administration degree.

Grading Policy

A grade of B- or better must be earned in the required courses to qualify for the certificate.


PAD 501Introduction to the Profession3
PAD 506Public Policy for Managers3
PAD 524Capital Budgeting3
PAD 553Community Planning and Policy3
PAD 554Community Planning Tools3
PAD 556Community Economic Development3
Total Hours18