This is a program of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA).
The Community Development Online Master's Degree program is one of the fastest growing programs within the GPIDEA consortium. It is coordinated by the College of Design- Community and Regional Planning department at Iowa State University.
The program involves five participating universities: Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and it is a program of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA).
Students in the program take a series of required core courses and choose electives from four specialization tracks; six hours are dedicated to the students’ capstone experience. The specialization tracks include Building Economic Capacity, Natural Resource Management, Working with Native Communities and Non-Profit Management.
This cutting edge, trans-disciplinary, inter-institutional program has been a major success since it started. To find out more information about the online community development master’s degree program, please visit: Community Development Information.
Core Courses (required for everyone):
•Orientation to Community Development
•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
•Working with Native Communities
•Building Economic Capacity
•Natural Resource Management
Tuition Information- Please note: All students, regardless of geographic location will receive in-state/resident rate tuition.