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Online Community Development Students at K-State...

Actively promote positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change

Community Development graduates actively promote positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change and engage citizens in democratic decision-making and action. A diverse faculty from several institutions teaches critical thinking, ethical consideration, careful planning and involvement of all stakeholders.

The program serves community leaders, practitioners and those committed to people and places in fields such as:

  • community and regional planning

  • parks and recreation

  • housing

  • applied sociology
  • environmental and social justice
  • community economic development

  • cooperative extension services

  • non-profit sectors

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Complete your degree or certificate fully online

The K-State Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning works together with The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) and K-State Global Campus in a partnership of 20 public university members providing access to the best educational opportunities by collaboratively developing and delivering high-quality, online academic programs. This academic alliance offers fully online graduate and undergraduate coursework and program options in high demand professional fields. 

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Are part of a nationally recognized program

The community development program at K-State was honored by the Association for Continuing Higher Education Great Plains Region with the Exceptional for Credit Program Award in 2016.

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Gain tools needed to facilitate sustainable and prosperous change

The online community development master's degree and graduate certificate programs provide the skills, information and networks needed to facilitate sustainable and prosperous community change. They equip practitioners with the tools necessary to build a community in the 21st Century.

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