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Graduate Certificate in Urban Innovations

Program at a Glance


Urban Innovations


Online, Hybrid

Total Units


Program Overview

GGU Public Administration’s Graduate Certificate in Urban Innovations is designed for city, town, county, regional, and urban managers, planners, analysts, technicians, and consultants who seek to gain advanced knowledge, creative, innovative and disruptive design thinking, as well as operational and managerial skills in this rapidly evolving and dynamic field. Practitioners will benefit from the core PAD courses in leadership, organizational development, law, budgeting, data analytics, and policy research.

To complete the certification, the student is required to complete three courses on urban growth, inclusiveness, and resilience in order to effectively design solutions for every day local and global economic, social, and environmental issues.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution, and provide official transcripts.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency Admission Requirements.
  • Certificate students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • To apply for certificate programs, students should submit an admission application and fee.

Important Note: Graduate certificate admission is limited to domestic students. Students that plan to study on an F or J Visa may apply to graduate programs only.

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