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.
Courses for this graduate certificate program are only offered on the Tampa campus. We offer a mixture of in person and online courses.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale average in their undergraduate study.
APPLICATION PROCESSTo learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process. In addition to your completed application form and non-refundable $30 application fee, you will need to submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest;
- Transcripts; and
- Two letters of recommendation.
None are required.
Core Requirements15 total credit hours; 9 credit hours of required core courses.
- URP 6401 - Planning for Resilient Communities (3)
- URP 6422 - Environmental and Planning Issues in Coastal Communities (3)
- URP 6439C - Disaster Resilient Community (3)
Elective Requirements6 credit hours of required elective courses. Please select 2 courses from the following list:
- PAD 5807 - Urban and Local Government Administration (3)
- PAD 6134 - Project Management (3)
- PAD 6146 - Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3)
- PAD 6227 - Public Budgeting (3)
- PAD 6710 - Public Information Management (3)
- URP 6316 - Land Use Planning (3)
- URP 6406 - Urban Environmental Policy (3)
- URP 6549 - Urban and Metropolitan Economic Development Strategies (3)
The graduate certificate time limit is 5 years. However, students can complete this program within 1-3 years.
CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATE DEGREE
All 15 credit hours/5 courses from this certificate program may be eligible for transfer into the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program, as long as a grade of “B” or higher is received in each certificate course taken.
No standardized tests are required for admission to the certificate program. International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not their native language. A minimum score of 79 on the internet-based test is required on the TOEFL, or a minimum score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years is required on the IELTS.
- International students who do not hold the required degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution must submit translated transcripts, along with a letter from a qualified foreign transcript evaluation service, certifying equivalency to a U.S. degree.
- Certificate students are ineligible for a student visa based on the certificate program alone (non-degree seeking), but concurrently enrolling in a master's program (graduate degree seeking) would make you eligible for a student visa.
Dr. Evangeline Linkous
Phone: (813) 974-7982
Phone: (813) 974-7861