College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
601 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019-0108
All applicants for a CAPPA Graduate Certificate Program must hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or a foreign equivalent).
If you wish to apply only for a CAPPA Graduate Certificate Program, but not for a CAPPA graduate degree program, you should apply through the UTA Graduate Admissions as a Non-Degree Seeking Special Student.
Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Alejandro Rodriguez, email@example.com
Sound fiscal management at all levels of government is essential for meeting the demands of an increasingly expensive and complex service-delivery need. The purpose of this graduate certificate is to provide students interested in public sector affairs and local government officials (budgeters, planners, finance analysts, and elected officials) with the skills to enable them to effectively support local government financial decision-making.
Participants should expect to attain a comprehensive understanding of public budgeting and financial management processes and theories including knowledge of the various government revenue sources, major expenditures, and borrowing mechanisms used to finance long-life capital assets.
The certificate requires completion of 15 hours of graduate-level coursework and it can be completed online. All required and four out of seven elective courses are offered online
|Required Courses||Online/On Campus|
|PAPP 5326 Public Budgeting||Both|
|PAPP 5332 Public Capital Budgeting and Planning||Both|
|PAPP 5329 Financial Management in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors||Both|
|Elective Courses - Select two of:||Online/On Campus|
|PAPP 5312 Urban Economic Policy||On campus only|
|PAPP 5324 Urban Public Finance||On campus only|
|PAPP 5345 Evaluation Research||Both|
|PAPP 5306 The Urban Economy||On campus only|
|PAPP 5302 Fundamentals of Urban Research and Analysis||Both|
|PAPP 5310 Urban Policy and the Law||On campus only|
|PAPP 5321 Urban Management||on campus only|
Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Karabi Bezboruah, firstname.lastname@example.org
Demand for nonprofit-management education has surged along with job growth in the nonprofit sector and with the increased competitiveness between nonprofit agencies. Student looking to move into the sector are finding entry easier and opportunities greater with nonprofit-management credentials. The certificate is intended as preparation for students who are working in or are considering management careers in a nonprofit organization.
The certificate requires completion of 15 hours of graduate level coursework and some of the courses can be completed online.
|REQUIRED COURSES||ONLINE/ON CAMPUS|
|PAPP 5354 Management of Nonprofit Organizations||On campus only|
|PAPP 5355 Nonprofit Organizations in Public Policy||Both|
|Elective COURSES - select three:||ONLINE/ON CAMPUS|
|PAPP 5302 Fundamentals of Urban Research and Analysis||Both|
|PAPP 5303 The Metroplex||On campus only|
|PAPP 5313 Community Development||On campus only|
|PAPP 5329 Financial Management in the Public & Nonprofit Sectors||Both|
|PAPP 5345 Evaluation Research (Pre-requisite: URPA 5302)||Both|
|PAPP 5348 Cost Benefit Analysis||On campus only|
| PAPP 5351 Human Resource Management in Government &
|PAPP 5352 Conflict Resolution in the Public & Nonprofit Sectors||Both|
| PAPP 5357 Strategic Management and Planning in Public and
|On campus only|
|PAPP 5392 Topics in Urban Management||On campus only|
|PLAN 5319 Agencies of Planning and Administration||On campus only|
|SOCW 5303 Foundations of Social Policy and Services||On campus only|
|MARK 5311 Marketing||On campus only|
The program is geared for both entry-level planners/planning technicians and for professionals in allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, law, engineering and real estate.
The Certificate in Development Review provides:
These skills are essential for planners who wish to understand proposed development activity, ensure that proposed development is consistent with a city’s vision, and facilitate review of development proposals.
The certificate requires completion of 15 hours of graduate-level coursework:
REQUIRED CORE COURSE: 3
PLAN 5304 Plan Implementation, Zoning and Regulations
SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING IN LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT: 6
PLAN 5305 Land Use, Management and Development
PLAN 5306 Urban Revitalization
PLAN 5316 Land Use Planning and the Law
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IN COMMUNICATION: 3
PLAN 5308 Metropolitan Sustainability and Plan Making
PLAN 5363 Leadership and Communication Skills in the Planning Process
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IN AGENCIES AND POLICIES: 3
PLAN 5313 Urban Growth Policies
PLAN 5328 Public Budgeting
Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Jianling Li, email@example.com
The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs offers a certificate program that trains students to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in a wide variety of professional fields. The program is open to both degree and non-degree seeking students.
Geographic Information Systems are rapidly becoming essential tools of analysis at all levels of public and private sector management, administration, and planning. People with GIS skills are in demand across a broad range of professions in government, business and nonprofit organizations nationwide.
GIS industry & job examples include:
View GIS jobs and salaries levels HERE.
Application & Admissions:
Admission Requirements for non-degree certificate students:
While students can apply for the certificate program at any time, they are strongly encouraged to apply at least one month prior to the start of a semester to ensure their enrollment in a class. For more information about the application process, please contact our advising staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current UTA students should contact our advising staff at email@example.com for application and admission requirements.
The GIS certificate requires 15 hours of graduate course work consisting of the following:
REQUIRED CORE COURSES: 9 hours
ELECTIVE COURSES: 6 hours – SELECT TWO OF THE FOLLOWING OR
(other courses by approval of the GIS coordinator and agreement and advisement of the corresponding departments and instructors).
Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Ivonne Audirac (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In partnership with Civil Engineering and the Center for Transportation Equity Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD), the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs offers a certificate program that prepares students to plan, advocate and engineer for sustainable transportation and for better equity within existing transportation resources and infrastructure. The certificate enables students and professionals with:
The program is open to both degree and non-degree seeking students.
The certificate requires completion of 15 hours of graduate-level coursework maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
|Required Courses (9 hours)|
|CE 5337||Urban Transportation Planning. OR PLAN 5309: Transportation/Land Use Modeling and Policy.|
|PLAN 5315||Transportation Policies, Programs, and History|
|PLAN 5327||Green Cities and Transportation|
ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose 2, 6 hours):
|Elective COURSES - select two (6 hours)|
|PAPP 5309||Local Politics in the Intergovernmental Setting
|PLAN 5310||Planning, Urban Development, and Structure|
|PLAN 5313||Urban Growth Policies|
|PLAN 5333||Graphics and Multimedia Communication in Planning|
|PLAN 5358||Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Planning|
|PLAN 5360||Computer Methods for Transportation Planning|
|PLAN 5395||Special Topics in Planning (Topic: Exploring A Future of Hypermobility)|
|PLAN 6311||Spatial Theory and Policy: Urban Form and Structure|
|CE 5331||Traffic Engineering Operations|
|CE 5333||Traffic Control Systems|
|CE 5338||System Evaluation|
|CE 5392||Special Topics in Air Pollution (Topic: Transportation and Air Quality)|
|CE 6308||Analytical Models in Transportation|
|CE 6309||Traffic Flow Theory|
|SOCW 5303||Foundations of Social Policy and Services|
|SOCW 5343||Health Policy and Social Justice|
Students can apply for these fifteen credit hour programs as non-degree seeking students and should apply for admission to the UTA Graduate Admissions as a Non-Degree Seeking Student.
Students can also complete the certificates as part of the accelerated online MPA program by completing hours applicable to the MPA degree.