Community Development MA
Gain the Skills Today to Make a Difference in Your Community Tomorrow
As a highly engaged member of your community, you want to see real-time change on the ground. Our M.A. in community development (MCD) will equip you for a myriad of careers and jobs while preparing you through real-world training and connecting you to community-based partners. You’ll learn the basis of community engagement and establish a foundation in sustainable and effective community development practices while learning to apply these skills across different sectors, including housing, health, finance, business development and more.
Key Program Highlights:
- Available as a fully online program.
- Apply coursework and classroom training during a yearlong capstone project in your community while also building a professional network of faculty and peers from an array of disciplines.
- The program’s flexible start schedule allows you to start in the summer, fall or spring and earn your degree in just 14 to 24 months while working.
- For more information, join our webinar on June 2nd, 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Apply by July 15 for fall admission
Location: Online or hybrid with campus visits over two sequential summers
Can be completed in 14-24 months
in 22 countries
in capstone project courses
Of students receive Carsey
scholarships and education awards
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Through fellowships, education awards in partnership with distinguished public service organizations,
and tuition scholarships from the Carsey School, we make your education affordable.
Learn how to build and sustain stronger communities through training and collaboration that spans different sectors, including housing, health, finance, business development, jobs and more.
In the master in community development program, you’ll learn from seasoned practitioners in economics, finance, organizational management, health and safety, environmental factors and more.
A key component of the master in community development program is the yearlong capstone project that allows you to directly apply what you learn in a community anywhere in the world.