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Graduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Graduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Urban Management and Policy, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Policy is designed to provide graduate education in urban local government to individuals who are currently serving as managers in public organizations in the Charlotte Region, or those who might want to pursue a career in local government management.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate program in Urban Management and Policy is open to graduates of colleges and universities accredited by a regional or general accrediting agency. To apply, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. A completed Graduate Admissions application form and statement of professional goals.
  2. Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
  4. An overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The GPA will be weighed less heavily for students who have at least 3 years of experience working in the public or nonprofit sectors after graduating from their undergraduate programs.

Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Policy consists of 15 credit hours within the MPA curriculum.

Transfer Credit

No more than three credit hours may be transferred into the certificate program from other academic institutions.