A Graduate Certificate Designed for Urban Change Agents

Do you care about cities and want to affect meaningful change?

Learn the skills to address critical urban challenges, such as inequality, vacancy, failing infrastructure, pollution, food insecurity, heat islands, habitat loss, and flooding.

Why choose our Certificate in Sustainable Urban Communities?

Come as You Are.

No prior coursework or experience in sustainability is needed. Learn about urban sustainability from social, ecological, and economic perspectives. Prepare to qualify for accredited green building certification.

Join a Community.

Our online community includes business professionals, nonprofit workers, government agency staffers, and students seeking to expand their skills, improve their credentials, and advance their roles in urban sustainability.

Customize Your Coursework; Reorient Your Abilities.

Our self-paced, affordable, and flexible curriculum lets you focus your studies in urban sustainability on topics of interest to you –– such as public policy, health, history, environmental management, energy conservation, or design & construction.

Apply Credits Towards a Professional Graduate Degree.

Earn your certificate in Sustainable Urban Communities as a standalone micro-credential or apply your certificate credits towards a professional graduate degree in landscape architecture, architecture, or city & regional planning at Morgan State University.

Share Traditions. Pursue Innovation.

Learn from a supportive and accomplished faculty committed to the creation of sustainable urban environments that are beautiful, humane, equitable, and restorative.

Morgan State is the only Historically Black Institution in the United States that offers professional, accredited graduate programs in landscape architecture, architecture, and city and regional planning.

Select the Place That’s Best for You.

Morgan Online students can study from home or use one of our state-of-the-art computer labs, accessible 7 days a week with a university ID.

15 credits; 100% online

15 credits; 100% online

Flat-rate tuition (same price for in- and out-of-state students)

Flat-rate tuition (same price for in- and out-of-state students)

Apply credits towards a professional graduate degree

Apply credits towards a professional graduate degree


What academic or professional background do I need to apply?

No specific undergraduate degree or professional experience is required. The program is designed to engage students of diverse backgrounds, including business, humanities, the social sciences, science, engineering, and art.

Do I need to own a computer?

No. All Morgan State graduate students have access to state-of-the-art computer labs, accessible during the day and evening with a university ID card.

How do I apply?

The certificate program has rolling admission. Applicants complete an online application through the Morgan State University School of Graduate Studies portal.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission requirements include: a bachelor’s degree; an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5; three letters of recommendation; a brief statement of goals (500 words max.); and a resume. View admissions requirements page.

What is the cost of the certificate program?

The program has a flat-rate tuition. In-state, out-of-state, and international students pay the same tuition rate of $550 per credit. View tuition page.

What is required to earn the certificate?

To complete the program and earn a certificate, a student must complete 15 credits in no more than five years, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

How soon can I start?

We use a rolling admissions policy. A student may be admitted any time and start the program when the next course begins.

How long will it take me to complete the certificate?

Students can complete the certificate in as few as 8 months.

Launch Your Future in Urban Sustainability

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