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Transportation Planning and Analytics, Certificate in (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate)

Chen, Dr. Xueming (Jimmy)
Associate Professor
(804) 828-1254

Admission requirements summary

Transportation Planning and Analytics, Certificate in (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate)

of entry:



Mar 1

Oct 1


The Certificate in Transportation Planning and Analytics focuses on urban transportation policy and planning principles, public transportation and other alternative transportation modes, land use/transportation integration, travel demand forecasting methodology, and applications of geographic information systems in transportation (GIS-T), urban transportation finance, budgeting, project delivery and program evaluation.

The program course work can be completed in one academic year. To receive this certificate, students are expected to complete 12 graduate credits of transportation-related course work from the following cluster of three-credit courses, with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a four-point scale.

Student learning outcomes


Required core courses
URSP 651 Transportation Policy and Planning
URSP 653 Transportation Projects
Elective courses
URSP 625 Spatial Database Management and GIS Modeling
URSP 626 Transportation Analytics and Modeling
URSP 658 Transportation Finance
URSP 659 Transportation Project Development and Evaluation

It is suggested that those students who are interested in transportation planning and project management take URSP 658 and 659. Students who would like to concentrate on transportation modeling and its applications should take URSP 625 and 626.

All credits earned in this program are transferable to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.

Admission requirements include an official application, three letters of reference, a letter of intent describing objectives in applying for the certificate and an official transcript showing successful completion of a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.7 (out of 4.0) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.



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