Master in Community Development (Great Plains IDEA)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Program Details

Be the force of positive change, with this online MAS in Community Development.  This graduate degree is ideal for professionals who work in planning departments, economic development, community health, tribal programs, cooperative extension networks and other areas that impact regional and local areas. You’ll gain the tools and knowledge to find solutions through critical, creative and ethical thinking.  As a part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, you’ll take classes that focus on community:

  • Economic policy analysis
  • Natural resource management
  • Development and analysis


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

The Higher Learning Commission