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Huston Gibson, PhD
Program Director


The MSCD degree program requires completion of 36 credit hours of coursework and successful completion of a coursework only written examination which focuses on the application of knowledge gained through community development issues and ideas, or a master’s report or thesis which allows the student to undertake an independent project focused on a specific area of professional interest. 

Core Courses—17 credit hours

  • Community Development Orientation
  • Community Development I: Principles and Strategies of Community Change
  • Community Development II: Organizing for Community Change
  • Community Analysis (Introduction to Methods)
  • Community and Natural Resource Management
  • Community and Regional Economic Analysis

View the complete list of courses and schedules by selecting the community development master's program track from the Great Plains IDEA course planner.To view information about specific courses, visit the Great Plains IDEA Curriculum page

Prospective students should talk to an advisor about other approved electives or credit transfers.

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Quick Facts

Degree: Master of Science
College: Architecture, Planning and Design
Credits: 36
Course delivery: Online
Tuition per credit hour: $580

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