Community Resilience and Planning CGS

All students must meet the Requirements for the Certificates of Graduate Study


The 18-credit Certificate of Graduate Studies in Community Resilience and Planning (CRP) provides masters, doctoral and certificate of graduate study-only students with the skills and knowledge needed to lead and guide communities through periods of change brought on by natural, economic, social and political shocks and disruptions. Students completing this certificate will develop a deep understanding of the current threats and opportunities facing communities within Vermont, the United States, and across the globe. With a core set of courses designed to provide students with a survey of the community resilience and sustainability field, a foundation in community economic development and research methods, and a capstone experience focusing on system dynamics and strategic management and planning, the CRP prepares students with the tools needed to lead and assist communities through times of crisis and transition.

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Certificate of Graduate Study

  • Undergraduate transcripts showing completion of bachelor's degree.
  • Evidence of at least one college level course in statistics.
  • Matriculated students in existing masters or doctoral programs will be required to have their program advisor sign off.
  • There are no GRE requirements for acceptance into this certificate program.
  • International students must meet UVM's minimum English proficiency requirements. 

Minimum Degree Requirements

18 Credits including the following:

Core Courses:
CDAE 260Smart Resilient Communities3
PA 317Systems Anly & Strategic Mgmt3
CDAE 326Community Economic Development3
CDAE 351Research & Evaluation Methods3
In consultation with their adviser, students will select two electives, one each from a list of Domains of Application courses and Methods courses.6