466 USD/credit
466 USD/credit
466 USD/credit
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The Master’s in Sociology - Community Development (online) program at South Dakota State University opens up the opportunity to study with leading educators and researchers representing diverse fields including community and regional planning, architecture, sociology, Native American studies, economics and natural resources. 

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Select your specialty. You will have the opportunity to select a specialized emphasis of study in one of four areas. Each of these study areas has three separate capstone options—a thesis, practicum or additional elective courses.

  • Working with Native Communities
  • Building Economic Capacity
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Non-Profit Management

This Sociology - Community Development (online)  program at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Economics, Human services, or related field
  • Are working in a related field and want to develop connections to other organizations and people committed to successful community change
  • Are interested in the field and want to get a strong foundation to assist you in your career aspirations
  • Are interested in working with communities and organizations to address today’s challenges
  • Have strong writing and communication skills

Career Opportunities

  • Cooperative extension
  • Youth development
  • Housing
  • Community planning
  • Natural resource management
  • Community health and wellness programs
  • Parks and recreation
  • Food systems and community gardening projects
  • Poverty and homelessness programs

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  •  Foundations of Community Development 
  • Organizing for Community Change 
  • Community and Regional Economic Policy and Analysis
  •  Community Natural Resource Management
  • Community Analysis
  • Principles and Strategies of Community Change 

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36 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

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    466 USD/credit
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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