M.Sc. Online

Community Development

Kansas State University

12 months
590 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
590 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
590 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
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In this Community Development program from Kansas State University you will learn to facilitate sustainable and prosperous societal change while acquiring the skills, information and networks to build community in the 21st Century.


Community development is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes participative democracy, sustainable development, rights, equality, economic opportunity and social justice, through the organization, education and empowerment of people within their communities, whether these be of locality, identity or interest, in urban and rural settings. 

The online Community Development master’s degree from Kansas State University will prepare you for a variety of careers within this profession.


A master’s degree in community development is ideal for current and aspiring professionals in areas such as:

  • community and regional planning
  • economic development and entrepreneurship
  • community health and wellness
  • anti-poverty programs
  • cooperative extension
  • housing and infrastructure
  • nonprofit organizations
  • parks and recreation
  • natural resource management
  • public administration
  • applied sociology
  • tribal, immigrant, refugee and youth programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Development Orientation
  • Organizing for Community Change
  • Community Analysis
  • Principles and Strategies of Community Change
  • Community and Regional Economic Analysis
  • Community and Natural Resource Management
  • Working with native communities
  • Natural resource management
  • Building economic capacity
  • Non-Profit Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of objectives: Provide a one to two page statement describing why the applicant wants to study community development. Be specific about how the program can help the applicant achieve his or her professional goals and any particular focus areas the applicant hopes to pursue. This statement is also an opportunity to provide additional information about the applicant and his or her aptitude for graduate study in community development. Statements should be addressed to the faculty in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning (LARCP), the academic home of the community development program.
  • Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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