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Urban and Regional Planning Certificate of Graduate Study

Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) introduces students to theory and practice of Urban and Regional Planning. Students will survey the discipline’s history and major theoretical advancements before achieving an in-depth understanding of environmental and community planning practices. Students will also learn the major regulatory frameworks operating in the State of New Jersey as well as nationally recognized ethical principles to guide a successful career in planning.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Urban and Regional Planning is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Glassboro, NJ campus with some online offerings. It requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses).

  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
PLAN 31580 Introduction to Planning: Past, Present, and Future 3
PLAN 31589 Environmental/Sustainable Planning 3
PLAN 31685 Planning Practice, Law, and Ethics 3
PLAN 31686 Community Planning & Site Design 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation, or will indicate any missing items.


  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Current professional resume
  • Statement of professional objectives
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