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

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Graduate, Advanced Certificate

*Starting Fall 2024

The nine-credit Advanced Certificate in Community Planning provides students with theoretical frameworks, analytical skills, community engagement techniques, and visualization competencies that build toward effective participation in values-based urban planning practice and critical urban inquiry. Developed from the curriculum of Pratt’s rigorous, accredited, and highly-ranked MS in Urban and Community Planning program (UCP), the Advanced Certificate is available both to those pursuing a Pratt graduate degree in any discipline and wanting an additional credential upon graduation, as well as those interested in a stand-alone certificate to enhance career options or to use as a bridge to a graduate degree.

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We also offer an accredited, 50-credit Master’s degree in Urban and Community Planning. For more information on both the Advanced Certificate and MS program, contact: Eve Baron, Academic Director, MS in Urban and Community Planning,