Master of Science in Community Development (Great Plains IDEA)
Iowa State University

Program Details

With the aim to create societies that are equitable, sustainable and just, is this online MS in Community Development from Iowa State.  As an advanced program offered by the Great Plains IDEA, this specialization is part of an interdisciplinary graduate degree.  It is ideal for those individuals who want to bring about positive change and want to integrate infrastructure that brings about inclusivity and prosperity to communities.  Through resource management, social action, economic analysis and more, you’ll be able to take on leadership roles within nonprofits, government, academia and other organizations.  Coursework likely includes:

  • Organizing for Community Change
  • Community Analysis
  • Community and Natural Resource Management

Requirements

Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission