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Manhattan, KS 66502

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Janel Koons
Program Coordinator

Rachel Robillard

Graduate Certificate in Community Development

The Graduate Certificate in Community of Development consists of 12 credit hours of foundation and theories coursework in community development and electives to allow students to pursue subtopics such as land development, housing, community economic strategies, immigrants in communities and sustainable communities.

The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) with faculty from five institutions teaching in the program: Kansas State University, Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, University of Nebraska and South Dakota State University.

Careers in Community Development

This certificate program serves community leaders, practitioners and those committed to people and places in fields such as:

  • community and regional planning
  • parks and recreation
  • housing 
  • applied sociology
  • environmental and social justice
  • community economic development 
  • cooperative extension services
  • non-profit sectors


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Graduate Certificate in Community Development is offered through the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning in the K-State College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

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