Higher Ed Programs
- University of Alaska Fairbanks - The College of Rural and Community Development offers a BA and MA in Rural Development. Focus of the program is on development in rural Alaska.
- California State University at Long Beach Department of Sociology offers an Applied Master's program with concentrations in Health and community development.
- University of California Davis - offers an Master of Science with a focus on community development.
- University of Southern California - the School of Policy, Planning, and Development offers a Masters of Planning with an available concentration in Social and Community Development.
- University of California LA - the School of Public Affairs offers a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Urban Planning. Available MA concentration in Community Development and Housing.
- University of Delaware - Urban Affairs and Public Policy program has an option for students to study with a concentration on Community Development and Nonprofit Leadership.
- Florida State University - Master’s of Science in Planning program offers a specialization in Housing and Community Development.
- University of Illinois Chicago - the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs offers an Urban Planning and Policy Program with graduate degrees in urban planning. Specialization available in Community Development.
- Illinois State University - the Stevenson Center has three Master’s Degree programs available. Requires one year of previous experience in community development. Program involves one year of course work and one year of professional practice.
- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - Graduate Certificate in Community Building and Urban Education program for educators focuses on urban schools and communities.
- Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) offers an Online Master's Degree Program in Community Development.
- The University of Iowa - Master's degree program in Urban and Regional Planning provides the option for emphasis in Housing and Community Development.
- Kansas State University - Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning offers an online Master of Regional and Community Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Community Planning and Development.
- University of Louisville - the School of Urban and Public Affairs offers a Masters of Urban Planning degree with the ability to specialize in Housing and Community Development.
- University of Kentucky - Department of Community and Leadership Development offers an undergraduate public service and leadership option and a Master of Science in Career, Technical and Leadership Education that includes the option for concentration in Community and Leadership Development.
- University of Southern Maine - Muskie School of Public Service offers a Master’s in Community Planning and Development program and a Certificate in Community Planning and Development.
- University of Maryland - School of Social Work Master's program has Management & Community Organization and Social Action & Community Development specializations available.
- University of Massachusetts Lowell - the Department of Psychology offers a Master's degree in Community Social Psychology; and the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development offers a Master's degree.
- Brandeis University - offers a Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development program through The Heller School for Social Policy and Management that incorporates community development elements in an international development perspective.
- Clark University - offers a Master of Arts graduate degree in Community Development and Planning, and an accelerated Bachelor’s/Master's degree program in Community Development and Planning for qualified undergraduates.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Department of Urban Studies and Planning offers Master of City Planning program with a course of study available in Housing, Community, and Economic Development.
- Grand Valley State University - the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration offers a BA or BS. For the SPNA degree you must select two areas of specialty from community development and planning, public personnel management, information technology, local economic development, public and nonprofit budgeting and finance, and community health.
- Andrews University - the Behavioral Sciences Department offers an MSA in Community and International Community Development and a BS in behavioral sciences focusing on international community development.
- University of Michigan - the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning offers a Masters of Urban Planning degree with the ability to obtain a concentration in Housing, Community, and Economic Development. They also a part of a dual degree in urban planning with the School of Social Work.
- University of Michigan School of Social Work Practice Method Concentration in community organizing.
- Wayne State University - Master of Urban Planning offered with option for concentration in Housing and Community Development.
- St. Cloud State University Department of Community Studies - Bachelor of Arts in Community Development and Bachelor of Elective Studies - Community Development that include community-based projects and a professional internship.
- Delta State University - offers a Masters of Science in Community Development.
- Jackson State University - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, offers graduate programs with available concentration in Community Development and Housing.
- University of Missouri Columbia - Master’s Degree in Rural Sociology includes option for emphasis in Community Studies.
- University of New Hampshire--the Thompson School of Applied Science offers as Associates Degree through the The Community Leadership Program.
- Antioch University’s Environmental Advocacy and Organizing Program - offers activist training for people wanting to work as public interest advocates and grassroots organizers.
- University at Buffalo - Master of Urban Planning program has specialization available in Community Development and Urban Management.
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - the Department of City and Regional Planning's Master's program offers specialization in community development .
- Case Western Reserve University - the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences offers a Masters of Science in Social Administration with a community development concentration.
- Antioch University McGregor - Master of Arts in Individualized Liberal and Professional Studies includes available concentration in Community Change and Civic Leadership.
- Cleveland State University - Levin College of Urban Affairs Center for Neighborhood Development offers a 12-week neighborhood leadership program and is a resource for neighborhood development internships.
- Ohio State University - Master of Science in Rural Sociology through the Department of Human and Community Resource Development offers a degree program with available specialization in Community Development.
- Wright State University - undergraduate program available in the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography with option to concentrate in Community Development.
- University of Oklahoma - Master of Regional Planning program offers concentration option in Community and Economic Development.
- Portland State University - the College of Urban and Public Affairs offers a BA and BS in community development. Master's program in Urban and Regional Planning also offers specialization in Community Development.
- Pennsylvania State University - offers a Master of Science in community and economic development.
- University of Pittsburgh - Master of Social Work program has a concentration available in Community Organization and Social Administration.
- University of Utah - the Department of Family and Consumer Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Consumer & Community Studies with focus on community and market impacts on households.
- School for International Training offers Masters degrees in International Education, Peacebuilding/Conflict Transformation, Sustainable Development, Social Justice, Intercultural Relations, TESOL.
- Future Generations Graduate School offers a Master's Degree Program in Applied Community Change and Conservation.
- University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) - Community Organizing Certificate and other programs available through the School of Education.
- University of Wales, Bangor - Undergraduate study in community development.
- University of Wales Swansea - Center for Development Studies Swansea offers graduate degrees in social development.
- University of Sussex - the Institute of Development Studies offers the following postgraduate degrees: MA in Participation Development and Social Change, MPhil Development Studies, MA in Gender and Development, MA in Governance and Development, and a DPhil.
- National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) - offers BA in Community and Youth Work.
- University of Philippines Diliman - the College of Social Work and Community Development offers a BS and Masters in community development.
- The Adler School of Professional Psychology offers an M.A. degree program in community psychology.
- University of Toronto - the Center for Urban and Community Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in urban studies, community development, urban planning, and environmental studies.
- University of British Columbia - Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning has available concentration in Community Development and Social Planning.
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