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USF School of Public Affairs Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates are designed to provide you with valuable educational experiences in a more accessible, focused format than traditional graduate degree programs.

The certificate is a specialized graduate-level credential reflecting knowledge of the most up-to-date research in the field. Certificate completion increases your competitiveness, enhances your performance, and helps prepare you for the changing nature of business.

Community Development

The Graduate Certificate in Community Development explores urban communities that have suffered from decades of disinvestment and examines the efforts of residents towards revitalization. The interdisciplinary approach weaves together perspectives to understand what communities are and how they differ; how communities fit into broader social systems; and what strategies are necessary to develop communities. The certificate also focuses on the current issues and efforts of community development in the Tampa area.