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Community and Economic Development, M.A.

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The Master of Arts in Community and Economic Development from SUNY/Empire State College incorporates two distinct bodies of theory and practice: economic development and community development.

Overview

Community and Economic Development at SUNY/Empire State College focuses on the importance of linking these two concepts in a model that integrates the development of social capital and community capacity with the economic development of the community. After a broad examination of the public policy process, students will examine theoretical development concepts, as well as approaches that real communities have used in an effort to produce positive economic outcomes, as well as improvement in the quality of life of their members. 

It culminates with a final project that provides the opportunity to examine in depth a community development problem or issue. Students can also incorporate an advanced certificate into their degree program and earn a second credential.

This 36 credit hour program is taught through online instruction. It includes a broad examination of the public policy process, students will examine theoretical development concepts, as well as approaches that real communities have used in an effort to produce positive economic outcomes, as well as improvement in the quality of life of their members. It culminates with a final project that provides the opportunity to examine in depth a community development problem or issue.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Policy Process
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Principles of Community and Economic Development 
  • Stakeholder Sensitive Business Models
  • Ethics and Community Leadership
  • Research Methodology
  • Final Project Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Application Materials

  • A single integrative essay
  • Current resume'
  • Two recommendations, at least one from your current direct supervisor or appropriate alternative with the ability to discuss your career and professional goals and skills; a second letter may come from members of the faculty with whom you have worked or who know you well
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges/universities attended: 
  • Non-refundable $50 application/orientation fee
  • Interview

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11550 USD/semester
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  • National

    6785 USD/semester
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Funding

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