Graduate Certificate in Community Development

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Program Description

This program offers training and skill development in the area of community development for community leaders.  This includes training in planning and engagement, program assessment and evaluation, proposal writing, and applied social science research techniques. The program also offers specialized courses on key issues facing communities today, including economic development, public health, and the environment.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Community Development submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
  2. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  3. 2.8 GPA
  4. Letter of Intent
  5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  6. Letters of Recommendation

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Community Development
Specified Courses
SOCI 5320Sociology Of Community3
SOCI 5376Applied Research Methods3
or SOCI 5378 Tchnq-Rsrch Propsl Wrt/Soc Sci
SOCI 5380Social Impct Assmt & Prog Eval3
Choose two of the following:6
Sociolgy of Entrepreneurship
Seminar In Medical Sociology
Sociology of Disasters
Seminar-Environmentl Sociology
Applied Research Methods
Tchnq-Rsrch Propsl Wrt/Soc Sci (When not taken as a required course)
Total Hours15