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Metropolitan Planning and Development Graduate Certificate

This certificate program is designed for individuals who want to develop analytical skills and stay current on issues of regional land use, transportation, and economic development. It provides students with a perspective on the institutions of municipal and metropolitan planning and issues affecting the delivery of public services, and it explores innovative solutions to urban and suburban development problems. This certificate is offered in conjunction with The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. The Institute offers a variety of programs regarding land use, infrastructure and transportation in the region.

This certificate requires three courses (12 credit hours). 

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPS 571METROPOLITAN PLANNING4
Select two of the following:8
MPS 526
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
MPS 529
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
MPS 541
ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
MPS 542
POLICY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
MPS 546
ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING
MPS 552
GIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 572
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
MPS 573
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MPS 575
STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR
MPS 576
ENERGY POLICY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
MPS 578
URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION POLICY

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Non-degree seeking students

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Complete a DePaul University School of Public Service graduate admission online application; submit undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale is recommended but not required for admission); and a resume.

Students enrolled in other DePaul graduate degree programs

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Complete a DePaul University School of Public Service graduate admission online application. Submit a resume.