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An Advanced Certificate from the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment is an affordable and flexible way to augment or work toward a graduate-level education. Specialized certificates from our four masters programs offer additional credentials for current Pratt graduate students. Certificates are also available for working professionals who want to enhance their skills and career options, or gain credits towards a full graduate degree.

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Graduate, Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificates:

Admissions Requirements & Deadlines:

Now accepting applications for all GCPE Advanced Certificates in Community Planning, Historic Preservation, Sustainable Environmental Systems, and Urban Placemaking on a rolling basis for Fall or Spring admission. Individual certificate course offerings, requirements and application details can be found through the links below.

What can you do with an Advanced Certificate? 

  • Explore a new field of study
  • Gain a specialization
  • Build new skills to use in a current job, or to advance professionally
  • Add a credential to your resume
  • Use the credits to make progress toward a graduate degree

Community Planning, Advanced Certificate

Develop the skills, perspectives, and frameworks to engage communities and create impactful, innovative, socially-just plans and advocacy proposals. 

Historic Preservation, Advanced Certificate

Gain a critical understanding of historic preservation and build technical skills to research, analyze, interpret and conserve the many complex layers of place history. 

Sustainable Environmental Systems, Advanced Certificate

Critically examine the scientific, design, and policy frameworks, and develop systems thinking tools and environmental justice approaches that underlie transdisciplinary sustainability practice.

Urban Placemaking, Advanced Certificate

Gain the theoretical knowledge, analytical skills, community engagement techniques, and visualization competencies to build an effective practice in developing, designing and managing successful public space.