Graduate Certificates


Graduate certificates are designed to provide you with valuable educational experiences in a more accessible, focused format than traditional graduate degree programs.

The certificate is a specialized graduate-level credential reflecting knowledge of the most up-to-date research in the field. Certificate completion increases your competitiveness, enhances your performance, and helps prepare you for the changing nature of the business.

Community Development

The Graduate Certificate in Community Development explores urban communities that have suffered from decades of disinvestment and examines the efforts of residents towards revitalization. The approach is interdisciplinary, weaving together a variety of perspectives so that students understand what communities are and how they differ; how communities fit into broader social systems; and what strategies are necessary to develop communities. The certificate is also applied, focusing on the current issues and efforts of community development in the Tampa Bay area.

Leadership for Coastal Resiliency Planning

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership for Coastal Resiliency Planning trains planners, policy makers, and public and nonprofit managers to address the growing challenges facing coastal communities. Our focus is on the development of resiliency, the ability to bounce back and build adaptive capacity, in our built environment and social institutions. The Tampa Bay area has been identified as one of the most vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise in the U.S., which makes our area a perfect laboratory for those seeking to study adaptation and resiliency in the face of today's coastal environmental challenges.

Smart City Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Smart City Technology is designed for professionals in the fields of planning, information systems, spatial modeling, mapping, data management, and civil engineering. Individuals who have an undergraduate degree and need the knowledge and direction on technologies relating to urban and regional spatial modeling and digital management, will benefit from this certificate. The emphasis in the program is on the advanced applications of GIS, lidar technology, 3D modeling, and spatial analysis.