Graduate Stand-Alone Certificate in Global Development

The multidisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Global Development is a 12-credit hour program for degree-seeking graduate students and post-baccalaureate students studying on a non-degree basis.

The program provides graduate level introductory exposure to principles and methods of international economic and urban development through courses offered in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, the School of City and Regional Planning, and the School of Economics.

Upon completion, students will be positioned to influence technological, social, and policy decisions in their professions in the global context.

Certificate guidelines:

  • The total hours for the certificate is 12 credit hours.
  • Students must earn a GPA of 2.7 or higher in certificate courses
  • Courses must be completed with a 'C' grade or higher
  • All courses must be taken for Letter-grade
  • Students are required to complete at least one course in each of two of the three coordinating academic departments (City and Regional Planning, Economics, International Affairs)
Core Courses
INTA/ECON 6704Introduction to Global Development3
CP 6052Applied Planning Studio 13-4
or CP 6053 Applied Planning Studio (Urban Design)
or INTA 8803 Special Topics
or ECON 8803 Special Topics
Introduction to Land Use Planning
Climate Change and the City
Introduction to Climate Change Planning
Sustainable Urban Development
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Foundations of Local Economic Development Planning and
Foundations of Local Economic Development Planning and Policy
Database System Implementation
Socioeconomic GIS
Environmental Analysis Using GIS
Economic Development Analysis and Practice
Equity, Social Justice, and Economic Development
Water Resources Planning
Introduction to Transportation Planning
Transportation Planning Methods and Investment Decisions
Urban Growth and Infrastructure Systems
Principles of Real Estate Finance and Development
Community Development
Government and Housing Markets
Applied Real Estate Development Methods
Citizen Participation and Community Engagement
Urban and Regional Development Theory
Land Use and Transportation Interaction
Urban Design Policy: Analysis and Implementation
Urban Ecological Design
Advanced Urban and Regional Development Theory
Conflict and Security in Developing Countries
Development Economics
International Economics and Policy Analysis
Urban and Regional Economics
Transportation Economics
Special Topics (The World Trading System: Law, Economics, and Corporate Strategy)
Empirical Research Methods
Comparative Politics
International Political Economy
Innovation, the State and Industrial Development in International Perspective
Information and Communication Technologies and Global Development
Comparative Science and Technology Policy
Special Topics (Political Economy of Development)