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


  • BA or BS in a related field
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of intent

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission