Graduate Certificate in Urban Innovation
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Golden Gate University online programs offer a Graduate Certificate in Urban Innovation to the nontraditional student.  Develop an essential skill set to enter today’s dynamic marketplace in urban development.  Coursework for this certificate includes:

  • Urban growth
  • Inclusiveness
  • Resilience

Take on studies to fine tune operational and managerial skills, as well as enhance creative and innovative thinking abilities.  Graduates with this certificate may pursue professional pathways or enhance current careers in urban management, planning, analysis, consulting, and more.  Design solutions for every day economic, social, and environmental issues from a local to a global scale with the help of Golden Gate University online.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • Course prerequisites and/or a personal statement may be required.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin, International, New Hampshire, Rhode Island