About the Professional Certificate

Available: Kansas City Area


If so, then the Professional Certificate in Urban Development may be for you! Earn credit toward an Urban Development Professional Certificate or three credit hours toward your M.P.A. Degree!

Park University's Hauptmann School of Public Affairs, in conjunction with Mid-America Regional Council, is proud to offer a three-credit hour professional certificate program in urban development. Current Park M.P.A. students can complete the courses, earning a professional certificate in the process, and apply those credits toward their 36-hour M.P.A. degree. Community participants will receive a certificate in Urban Development upon completing all three hours of course work.

The Professional Certificate Program is focused on the public/private urban development agenda. Current local and national projects provide the lessons for the coursework. Case study, speakers, and simulations are some of the methods employed to explain the guiding principles of urban development. Readings highlight significant technical and historical perspectives. The heart of the program, though, is discussion and direct contact with professionals active in urban development - Urban developers, public officials, design professionals, lawyers, planners and community members. More than "how to," the curriculum is designed to present the right questions for consideration. These sessions are designed to balance the philosophical with the practical application of urban development. The successful candidate emerges with a balanced perspective of the integration of public, private, and non-profit trends that direct urban growth.

Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this course will: