Graduate Certificate in Planning & Community Development
Saint Cloud State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Planning & Community Development program from Saint Cloud State University prepares students to improve the physical, economic, social, and environmental qualities of their communities as they design and implement programs that make communities better places to live and work. Students learn how to identify issues confronting their communities and design strategies for change through:

  • Community planning
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Citizen participation
  • Community design
  • Economic development
  • Advocacy 
  • Sustainable development

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Cloud State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.8 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent