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Political Science - Applied Community and Economic Development

Illinois State University

12 months
Duration
838 USD/credit 30168 USD/year
838 USD/credit 30168 USD/year
404 USD/credit 14544 USD/year
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About

The Political Science - Applied Community and Economic Development sequence at Illinois State University is an interdisciplinary program that enables those who are passionate about social change through service to take their careers to the next level. 

Overview

About this Degree

The Political Science - Applied Community and Economic Development sequence at Illinois State University is designed for returned Peace Corps Volunteers and students with other development experiences (e.g., AmeriCorps, nonprofit work).

The Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development coordinates these programs for Fellows, who spend an intense year on campus followed by an 11-month paid professional practice. ACED sequence students have a graduate assistantship in the fall and spring semesters on campus prior to field work.  Students pursuing this sequence receive a solid and relevant educational opportunity to pursue careers in community and economic development in the United States and around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Political Inquiry
  • Research Methodology
  • Seminar In Political Thought
  • Graduate Research In Applied Community Development
  • Topics In Administration And Planning
  • Local Economic Development
  • Professional Practice:Community Development Internship

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 SCH

36-40

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. 
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or 9+ hours of coursework in a master's program.
  • Upload your current resume to the application system.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Submit a sample of your academic writing (at least five pages). The paper should demonstrate your research skills.
  • Recommendation Contact Information
  • Service Document

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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