The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Policy is designed to provide graduate education in urban local government to individuals who are currently serving as managers in public organizations in the Charlotte Region, or those who might want to pursue a career in local government management.
Admission to the Graduate Certificate program in Urban Management and Policy is open to graduates of a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body. To apply, the student must meet the following requirements:
A completed Graduate Admissions application form and statement of professional goals.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions.
Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
An overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The GPA will be weighed less heavily for students who have at least 3 years of experience working in the public or nonprofit sectors after graduating from their undergraduate programs.
The Graduate Certificate in Urban Management and Policy consists of 15 credit hours within the MPA curriculum.