Planning and Development Graduate Certificate

Graduate programs

Planning and Development Graduate Certificate

Rajinder Jutla, Graduate Director

Temple Hall, Room 306; Phone 417-836-5298
RajinderJutla@MissouriState.edu

Program description

This certificate program is designed to provide graduate-level education in Community and Regional.  It is anticipated that this program would be attractive to students in other MSU graduate programs in the sciences and social sciences as well as working professionals.  Planning concepts and theory are especially useful for students pursuing degrees in Public Administration, Political Science, and Geospatial Sciences.  The Community and Regional Planning certificate program emphasizes concepts and theories surrounding land use assessment, urban design, neighborhood planning, transportation planning, and tourism and planning and development. 

Admission criteria 

The Community and Regional Planning Certificate program is open to all persons holding a BS, BA, MS, or PhD degree.  Students must, of course, satisfy all prerequisites for any courses they take in the program; or they must obtain instructor approval to waive specific prerequisites.  Once admitted to the program, the student must take a minimum of four courses as designated and approved by the program coordinator and must have an average cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better to receive the certificate.

Completion requirements

Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 for completion of the certificate program.

Required Courses  (13 hours) 

  • PLN 671 Land Use Planning (3 hrs)
  • PLN 676 Site Planning and Design Studio OR PLN 672 Planning Practicum (4 hrs)
  • Six hours from PLN courses above 600 or 700 level.

Other courses approved by the program coordinator may be substituted for any of the above listed courses on a case-by-case basis.  The certificate program coordinator must approve the substitution prior to enrolling in any course.

Completion requirements 

Students must have an overall grade point average of 3.00 for completion of the certificate program.