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Graduate Certificate in Urban & Regional Planning

UTSA’s Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning is a 15-credit hour program that is open to degree-seeking or special graduate students from any discipline at UTSA. The purpose of this graduate certificate in Urban and Regional Planning is to give students an introductory understanding of the historical, social, international, and physical context of comprehensive land use planning and sustainable urbanism. Coursework includes Planning and Land Use Law, History and Theory of Urban and Regional Planning, graduate electives, and more.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

For international students, please note that student visas are not issued at UTSA for non-degree-seeking students, including certificate programs. For more information, visit our international students admission page.

Urban & Regional Planning (CERT)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 562 TOEFL Paper / 84 TOEFL Internet / 7 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries).
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply using 2021-22 Graduate Application Apply using 2022-23 Graduate Application

Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Urban & Regional Planning (CERT)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority January 15 Not Available Not Available
International June 1 November 1 April 1
Domestic July 1 November 1 April 1

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Program may require leveling courses to be determined by department. Please review the catalog and consult the program advisor with questions.

Greg Griffin

Certificate Advisor of Record

Greg Griffin, PhD

210-458-3017

greg.griffin@utsa.edu