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The Graduate Certificate in Metropolitan Studies is designed for those who are interested in acquiring a basic understanding of metropolitan development dynamics and the role of policy in influencing them. The certificate is part of the Urban Affairs and Planning program's overall mission to teach students how to understand, analyze, and influence the forces that shape the metropolitan built environment.

The target population includes current Virginia Tech and other graduate students in all fields, and others with undergraduate degrees who qualify for admission to the certificate program (including those who currently are not degree-seeking VT students).

Course Requirements

The Certificate requires the completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate course work. To receive the Certificate, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for the courses taken.

Students seeking the Certificate who are not enrolled in the MURP degree program must complete at least six credit hours from among the following core certificate courses plus six credit hours in electives.
Core: Six credit hours from among:
UAP 5104: Urban & Regional Development Theory
UAP 5174: Theory & Practice of Urban & Regional Planning
UAP 5194: Urban Growth Management
UAP 5234: Urban Economy & Public Policy
Electives: Six credit hours from among other UAP courses including those not used for the core noted above, as approved by the faculty.

Students seeking the Certificate who are enrolled in the MURP degree program must complete the following two core certificate courses plus six credit hours in electives.
Core: Six core credit hours from:
UAP 5104: Urban & Regional Development Theory
UAP 5194: Urban Growth Management
Electives: Six credit hours from among other UAP courses not used for the core noted above and not appearing on the MURP plan of study, as approved by the faculty.

All courses used for the Certificate must be graded on an A-F basis. All courses also must be taken from Virginia Tech's Urban Affairs and Planning Program.

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Virginia Tech

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (MINIMUM OF 12 CREDIT HOURS)

Okul ücreti
USD $14,779.50 for 9 or more credit hours

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Başlangıç tarihi

21 Ocak 2020, 24 Ağustos 2020

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National Capital Region - Arlington Campus

900 N. Glebe Road,

ARLINGTON,

Virginia,

22203, United States

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Admission to the Certificate Program requires an application from a student in either 1) current graduate student status in good standing in Virginia Tech; or 2) a non-degree certificate student status. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 for this category is needed. Exceptions include achieving this minimum based on the last 60 semester hours of coursework or Commonwealth Campus admission if the GPA is above 2.75 but below 3.00.

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 80 on the internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub scores of at least 20 on each subtest (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

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