Graduate Certificate in Community Development (Great Plains IDEA)
South Dakota State University

Program Details

This online graduate Certificate in Community Development will build upon your education and professional experience, as you learn how to integrate infrastructure that builds inclusiveness and prosperity into communities.  Through resource management, social action, economic analysis and more, you’ll be prepared to take on leadership roles within nonprofits, government, academia and other organizations.  Offered through South Dakota State and the Great Plains IDEA, this advanced online certificate can be earned in one or two semesters and entails coursework such as:

  • Organizing for Community Change
  • Foundations of Community Development
  • Community Leadership and Capacity Building

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

South 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