Application Process for Community Development Master's Degree
1. Review Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission into the community development master’s degree, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
Students with a GPA lower than required may be admitted on probationary status.
2. Review Application Requirements
- U.S. Applicants
- Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants should plan to apply within two to three months from the start of the semester. The fall semester begins in late August, the spring semester begins in late January and the summer semester begins in late May.
- International Applicants
- Fall semester (begins in late August): January 8
- Spring semester (begins in late January): August 1
- Summer semester (begins in late May): December 1
- U.S. Applicants: $65
- International Applicants: $75
3. Prepare to Apply
Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.
- Statement of objectives: Provide a one to two page statement describing why the applicant wants to study community development. Be specific about how the program can help the applicant achieve his or her professional goals and any particular focus areas the applicant hopes to pursue. This statement is also an opportunity to provide additional information about the applicant and his or her aptitude for graduate study in community development. Statements should be addressed to LARCP Department Faculty.
- Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references
- Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
- Failure to list any colleges or universities from which the applicant received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
- If transcripts are not in English, the applicant must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
- Applicants will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
Proof of English Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:
Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.
Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.
Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Architecture Planning and Design” followed by “Community Development.”