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Graduate Certificate in Community Design and Development San Jose State University




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Course info


In this certificate program, students gain the knowledge and skills required to address a community's needs through the design of the physical environment. Courses examine the interactions among social, economic, political, and cultural factors, and the built environment.

Course Requirements

Core Courses

URBP 225. Land Use Planning and Law

URBP 231. Urban Design in Planning


Complete one courses from:

URBP 232. Urban Design Studio

URBP 233. Social Issues in Planning

URBP 248. Spatial Visualization Tech in Urb Plan

URBP 255. Urban and Regional Growth Management

URBP 295. Capstone Studio: Community Planning

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Community Design and Development.

Full Time (9-14 units)

Tuition fees

USD $9,286 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional $396 per unit


21 Jan, 17 Aug, 25 Jan


College of Social Sciences

Washington Square Hall 103,



95192, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a GPA of at least 2.5 (where A=4).

English Language Proficiency: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL – 80 (IBT), paper based – 550, Computer based – 213; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 53. General test recommended for all applicants but required of those whose cumulative undergraduate GPA was below 3.0 (but above the university graduate-school minimum of 2.5).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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