Tufts University Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, Tufts University launched a new low-residency educational program for experienced planners already holding a Master’s degree.  We successfully recruited the first cohort, who started last summer and are scheduled to graduate this summer. The online/on-campus Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) is housed in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP): http://go.tufts.edu/UJS.   

We’re recruiting now for the ’18-’19 cohort, so please help us get the word out and encourage your friends and colleagues to apply.

The hybrid program is offered over the course of one year, enabling accomplished professionals to study at Tufts while continuing to work full-time. Coursework includes two five-day, on-campus summer intensive courses, and online courses in social justice and sustainability and community engagement. The program is accredited through AICP and students can earn two years worth of CM credits by completing the program.  The C.A.G.S. is a prestigious Post-Master’s credential, popular in education, occupational therapy, dentistry and other fields, but relatively new to the planning field.  I wrote an article about C.A.G.S. and other Post-Master’s continuing education options here: https://www.planetizen.com/node/89698/innovations-post-masters-graduate-planning-education

Join us to learn more about the program at the APA conference in New Orleans for an informal lunch to answer questions about the program on Sunday, April 22, 12PM-1PM at the River Blends Café in the Hilton. Please email me and let me know if you’d like to attend.


Justin Hollander, PhD, AICP
Associate Professor
Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
Tufts University