2022-2023 University Catalog 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Local Economic Development, Graduate Certificate

Local Economic Development, Graduate Certificate Locations  

The Graduate Certificate in Local Economic Development is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the field that will help enrich and guide local practitioners and leaders in their efforts to promote the well-being of their communities. Topics include the history of urban development in the United States, comparisons between types of economic development approaches, public-private partnerships and intergovernmental relations, citizen involvement in economic development policy, quality of life considerations, local land use and planning.

Graduation Requirements

Park University confers Graduate Certificates at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • Completion of residency requirement, at least 75% of the coursework completed at Park
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0* (for courses in the certificate)
  • Completion of coursework with no more than 2 grades of C earned at Park University
  • Meet all requirements of the specific program as outlined in this catalog
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation

*Individual departments may establish additional (or higher) requirements (refer to the program-specific requirements).