Certificate in Urban Planning and Community Development

Admissions Requirements


Students interested in earning the certificate need to provide the following materials to the Admissions Office of Augusta University:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. Admission to the program would require a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade average on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • The names and contact information of references familiar with applicants’ employment experience and/or academic abilities. References will be contacted electronically and must submit an evaluation of each applicant’s work ethic, ability to communicate orally and/or in writing, and moral character.
  • A current resume.
  • A typed personal statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing the applicant’s present prospects, goals for five years in the future, and how the Certificate would help to realize these goals.

*Applicants who are already enrolled in Augusta University’s Master of Public Administration program will not need to apply for admissions into the Certificate of Urban Planning and Community Development. Currently enrolled Augusta University Master of Public Administration students should discuss their plans to pursue this certificate with Dr. Hatcher.


Application Deadlines

  • Fall - June 15
  • Spring - November 1
  • Summer - March 31