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Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development

Penn State World Campus

Master Online
12 months
Duration
924 USD/credit
924 USD/credit
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About

Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development from Penn State World Campus enables you to more effectively implement community and economic development by building on the knowledge and skills you need to assist regions, communities, and community organizations.

Overview

Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development from Penn State World Campus helps students gain the knowledge they need to navigate the complexities of communities and community organizations and inspire positive changes on a local, regional, and national level.

Gain the skills needed to address the social, environmental, and economic issues in communities, towns, small cities, and urban neighborhoods. Community and economic development professionals help people build community capacity; develop sustainable communities; enhance the local economy, infrastructure, and services; and work with the community members to build shared visions of the future. 

Careers

Community and economic development graduates often go on to work for state and local governments, industrial development authorities, chambers of commerce, major corporations, utilities, nongovernmental organizations, or consulting firms as:

  • directors
  • community service coordinators
  • extension educators
  • development specialists
  • research and project managers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories, Principles, and Institutions of International Development
  • Launching Community Ventures, Nonprofits, and Organizations
  • Principles of Local Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship in the Community
  • Resilient Communities and Environments
  • Leadership Development

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • All applicants are expected to have earned a junior/senior grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • In addition, applicants are expected to have completed 6 credits in social sciences, preferably 3 credits in economics and 3 credits in sociology, and 3 credits in statistics in undergraduate work.
  • English Proficiency
  • References (3)
  • Résumé — Upload your résumé vita or to the online application.
  • Personal Statement OR Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    924 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 924 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    924 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 924 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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