Global Development Certificate

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. 

Certificate Requirements 

  • Twelve hours of coursework in (any combination) international affairs, city and regional planning, and economics
  • For students enrolled as a master’s or a doctoral student, courses used in a certificate also may be used to satisfy requirements in the student’s major degree program, unless otherwise designated by the academic unit offering the certificates
  • A course may not be counted towards more than one certificate
  • All courses counting toward the certificate must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and be completed with a grade of C or higher with a minimum GPA of 2.7 for the certificate  

Required Courses (6-7 Credit Hours)

  • INTA 6704/ CP6704/ECON 6704: Introduction to Global Development (3) 

  • CP6052: Planning Studio (4); or CP6053: Urban Design Studio; or ECON/INTA 8803: Graduate Capstone in Global Development (3) 

Choose two Elective Courses (5-6 Credit Hours)

Economics Electives

International Affairs Electives 

City Planning Electives

Admission Requirements

  • Official Transcripts, including award of bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Statement of Interest
  • Two Letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores for International Applicants