Community Resilience Certificate

Admission Requirements

  1. Submission of a 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.
  3. Applicants may apply for Fall or Spring admission. All of the courses are offered online. Applicable tuition and fees are required for all coursework.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher must be achieved for credit hours applied toward the Community Resilience Certificate.
  • A grade of "C" or higher is needed for each course applied toward the Community Resilience Certificate.

Up to 15 credit hours earned by a student who has completed FGCU's Community Resilience Certificate can be applied to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. A grade of "B" or higher is required in a course for its credit hours to apply to the MPA degree.

Program Requirements

Required Course (3 credits)
PAD 6357 Community Resilience (3)

Electives (12 credits) - Complete any four of the following courses:
PAD 5142 Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3)
PAD 5185 Social Justice & Public Admin (3)
PAD 5255 Community & Economic Development (3)
PAD 5933 Proposal Writing & Grant Administration (3)
PAD 6335 Strategic Planning (3)
PAD 6353 Environmental Governance (3)
PAD 6398 Emergency & Disaster Management (3)
PAD 6710 Technology & Administration (3)
PAD 6812 State and Local Politics & Administration (3)
PAD 6826 Intergovernmental Administration (3)
URP 5312 Growth Management & Comprehensive Planning (3)

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Total Semester Hours Required: 15 Hours


Transfer Notes

        Up to 15 credit hours earned by a student who has completed FGCU's Community Resilience Certificate can be applied to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. A grade of "B" or higher is required in a course for its credit hours to apply to the MPA degree.