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

Program Details

With the aim to create societies that are equitable, sustainable and just, is this online Master of Science in Community Development from North Dakota State.  As an advanced program offered by the partners of 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

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

North Dakota State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

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