Community Development

The Collaborative Program in Community Development provides students with a multidisciplinary graduate education in community development. Community development involves working with community members and groups to effect positive change in the social, economic, organizational, or physical structures of a community that improve both the welfare of community members and the community's ability to direct its future.

Students must first apply to and register in one of the participating master's degree programs listed below, and then apply to the collaborative program. Students must follow a course of study acceptable to both the home unit and the collaborative program. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Community Development” on their transcript and parchment.

Participating Degree Programs 

Adult Education and Community DevelopmentMA, MEd
Nursing ScienceMN
Public Health SciencesMPH
Social WorkMSW