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Students gain an understanding of the principles of urban sustainability, global frameworks for sustainability, and how to apply them to specific cities and surrounding metro regions to understand why cities exist and how they grow. Scenario planning and an introduction to technology tools for spatial planning provide both tangible and practical application of gained knowledge.

program Overview
a laptop to state the Online Master of Arts in Social Impact can be taken entirely online
100% Online
Program Length
  • Asynchronous format

  • Interactive learning platforms
  • Discussion forums facilitated by world class faculty
8-week courses
Courses may count towards degree
$550 per credit hour
3 courses for a total of 9 credit hours
Funding options are available

Designed for Professional Growth

Graduate-level certificates provide you with skills and insights you can put to immediate use in your current career. If you’re looking for longer term professional development, our for-credit, academic courses can serve you now and help you build capacity for the future. CLU certificates offer the exact same courses that are taught in the University’s master’s degree programs, so you can apply your credits toward a CLU graduate degree. You will receive the same quality instruction and engagement as our full-time students along with dual credit: a professional certificate and academic credit.

A certificate can be an affordable short-term career enhancement or the foundation of your master’s degree. Whether you hope to grow, pivot, advance, or change careers, a master’s degree can be a true differentiator. With our options for credit for prior learning and transferring certificate credits, you may be closer than you think!


Urban Planning Certificate Courses include:

  • Urban Sustainability
  • Scenario Planning for Public Administration
  • Regional Planning


A team of professional educators with vast healthcare experience contributes to your Claremont Lincoln University education. Here are just a few of the great faculty that you may meet at CLU:

Diego Lomelli Trejo, MA, Teaching Faculty

Yonhui Um, JD, Teaching Faculty

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Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue rewarding careers. Explore their stories of success.