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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

City and Regional Planning students can choose to participate in one of several graduate certificate programs including Geographic Information Systems with the School of City and Regional Planning, Global Development  and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Management with Georgia Tech's School of Public Policy, and Historic Preservation with Georgia State University.

Graduate Certificates at a Glance

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Global Development Certificate

Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management

Certificate in Heritage Preservation

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems is open to any student pursuing a graduate level degree at Georgia Tech.

The certificate is structured around three sets of courses, including a foundational course in GIS, two skills related courses, and one policy context course.

For City and Regional Planning graduate students, coursework for this certificate can be counted toward the MCRP or Ph.D. degree. The certificate can be received without taking more than the 55 credits required for the MCRP degree by counting certificate courses as electives in your MCRP program of study.

Curriculum for GIS Certificate

1. Foundation Course (3 credit hours): CP 6521 Advanced GIS

2. Two skills courses drawn from the following list (6 credit hours):

  • CP 6531 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • CP 6541 Environmental Analysis Using GIS
  • CP 6542 Transportation and GIS
  • CP 6570 Socioeconomic GIS
  • CP 8853 Special Topics: Public Health Analytics
  • CP 8883 Special Topics: Spatial Networks
  • CP 8883 Special Topics: Programming for GIS
  • CP 8883 Special Topics: Climate Change Analytics

3. One policy context course drawn from the following list (3 credit hours):

  • CP 6112 Introduction to Land Use
  • CP 6213 Urban Environmental Planning and Design 
  • CP 6311 Introduction to Transportation Planning 
  • CP 6412 Local Economic Development Planning and Policy 
  • CP 6611 Principles of Real Estate Finance and Development
  • CP 6832 Introduction to Urban Design

GIS Certificate Completion Form

If you have completed the requirements, you need to fill out the GIS Certificate completion form or your certificate will not be awarded. Our staff are only able to process your certificate once you have completed the requirements. Please only submit the form when you have completed the requirements listed above.

Global Development Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Global Development is offered by the School of Economics, Sam Nunn School, and the School of City and Regional Planning. The certificate will provide graduate-level training in principles and methods of global development through multidisciplinary courses. Courses will cover a wide variety of topics on the theory, methods, and application of global development. The goal of the 12-credit hour certificate is to increase marketability for students seeking employment opportunities in organizations dedicated to addressing economic development, urban and regional planning, environmental problems and international affairs. 

Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (CSEEM)

The CSEEM stand-alone certificate program is the first of its kind at Georgia Tech. By taking 4 classes (12 credit hours), you will earn a professional certificate in sustainable energy and environmental management. This professional certificate program can help you earn valuable skills to supplement your current degree program or can be completed as continuing professional education. The CSEEM program is flexible. It can be taken on campus or via distance learning and can be completed part time. The courses required for Certificate program can also count towards the full Master in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management degree.

Certificate in Heritage Preservation

MCRP students in good standing may cross-enroll at Georgia State University to earn a certificate in heritage preservation with an emphasis on historic preservation.

Through this cross-enrollment program, students can avoid the additional admission process and cost. Upon completion of additional GSU coursework, students earn the MCRP degree from Georgia Tech and a certificate in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University.

Coursework may be counted toward the MCRP degree, so the certificate can be received without taking more than the 55 credit hours required for the MCRP.


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