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M.S. or M.A. in Community Development

 

Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Graduate faculty information

Admission requirements

Tuition and Fees

Contact information

 


 

Program Description

Equip yourself with the tools necessary to build communities for the 21st Century. The online M.S. or M.A. in Community Development is designed for community economic development officials, community leaders, practitioners, specialists nationwide who are already employed in the field, and for those who are committed to people and places. It provides the skills, information and networks needed to facilitate sustainable and prosperous community change.  Graduates will be prepared to initiate social action processes and help to maintain balance to improve social economic cultural and environmental situations.

Community development training is essential because it:

The program requires a total of 36 credit hours, including 16 credits (six courses) of core curriculum, 15 credits in two of the four track areas, and up to six credits of thesis. The four track areas include building economic capacity, natural resource management, working with native communities, and non-profit leadership.

The online M.S. or M.A. in Community Development is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA). For more information the Great Plains IDEA consortium go to: www.gpidea.org

 

Community Development Brochure.pdf
Community Development Student Handbook.pdf

 

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Sample Plan of Study

Required Core Courses:

Elective Tracks:

Choose 15 elective credits from at least two of the following Tracks.

Building Economic Capacity

Natural Resource Management

Working with Native Communities

Non-profit Leadership

Elective Courses:

Additional Courses: (3 CREDITS)

Total Credits: 36

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s will be added at a later date.

 


 

Graduate Faculty

For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the online M.S. or M.A. in Community Development bulletin page.

 


 

Admission

Apply for admission
View Getting Started Guide

For current admission requirements, visit the online M.S. or M.A. in Community Development bulletin page.

 

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Contact Information

NDSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Phone: 701-231-8657
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/socanth/

NDSU Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015
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NDSU Graduate School
Phone: 701-231-7033
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/

 

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