The department of Geography at UGA is a leading center of scholarship on the physical and social processes that shape our world. We offer certificate programs in Urban & Metropolitan Studies and Geographic Information Science.

The Urban and Metropolitan Studies certificate program combines interdisciplinary academic approaches with real-world experiences to enable students to develop expertise in how cities and their metropolitan areas are built, change over time, and impact both residents and their environments.

Degree Awarded: CERT

This certificate program combines interdisciplinary academic approaches with real-world experiences to enable students to develop expertise in how cities and their metropolitan areas are built, change over time, and impact both residents and their environments. Meeting the goals for this certificate will help equip UGA students and graduates for career paths and/or graduate study in fields impacted by urban and metropolitan processes.  These might include urban planning, the non-profit sector, real estate, law, architecture and urban design, business and finance, education, government, medicine and health, as well as arts and design. There are no prerequisite courses required for the certificate program.  If you have any inquires on the program, please contact the certificate program coordinator (Dr. Steven Holloway, holloway@uga.edu). To apply, please request to be admitted to the Urban and Metropolitan Studies Certificate Program to Dr. Holloway at holloway@uga.edu.

Academic Department: Department of Geography

Graduate Coordinator: Steven Holloway

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