Master On Campus

Community Development

University of Detroit Mercy

12 months
850 USD/credit 30600 USD/year
850 USD/credit 30600 USD/year
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Community Development from University of Detroit Mercy is a unique masters program that was designed by an interdisciplinary faculty at Detroit Mercy to create a holistic approach to the theory and practice of community development with a foundation rooted in service, social justice, and sustainability. 


Community Development from University of Detroit Mercy integrates human, organizational, physical and economic (HOPE Model) aspects of community development for a comprehensive approach to the renewal of communities.  


Job Opportunities in Community Development include:

  • Social service agencies
  • Municipal or state government departments
  • Philanthropic organizations
  • Community development organizations
  • Community engagement or organizing consulting
  • Real estate development organizations
  • Social entrepreneurship or social impact enterprises

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Development 
  • Human Development
  • Organizational Development 
  • Social, Environmental, and Economic Justice
  • Economic Development 
  • Regional Development & Sustainability 
  • Physical Development 
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications after this date will continue to be accepted, but will be evaluated for admission as space is available


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from previous degree programs (A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required for admission.)
  • Letter of Intent including why you want to be in the MCD program, how your experiences have prepared you for the program, and what aspects of the HOPE Model interest you
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, preferably one from an employer and one from a previous faculty member, including contact information of referees
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Highland Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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