Planning Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Public Affairs

2014-2015 Catalog Year

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Submission of an FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution documented by official transcripts.

Applicants may apply for Fall or Spring admission.  Some of the courses will be offered online while others are offered in traditional classroom sessions.  The one-hour topics/workshop courses will be offered in one or two day sessions on Friday and/or Saturday.  Tuition is required for all coursework.

For more information please contact Dr. Margaret Banyan at (239) 590-7850 or

Program Requirements

  1. Required Courses (12 hrs)

    • PAD 6701 Data Analysis in Public Service (3)
    • URP 5312 Growth Management and Comprehensive Planning (3)
    • URP 5316 Land-Use Planning (3)
    • One of the following three courses: PAD 5255 Community & Economic Development (3), PAD 5356 Environmental Policy & Ethics (3), or PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)

  2. Electives (6 hrs)

    • Plus six (6) hours of PAD 6934 Special Topics in Public Administration.  These will be offered in one (1) hour courses throughout the Fall/Spring/Summer semesters.


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Printed on: 4/19/2015.