New Community Development Program at University of Ireland Galway

Our colleagues at the University of Ireland Galway have a new graduate program to offer, the MA in Sustainable Communities and Development in either a one year (full-time) or two year (part-time ) format. The program combines sustainability studies with community development, planning and social policy. They describe it as: imparting a strong understanding of the significant social, economic, cultural, ecological and place-related concerns and potentials facing today's communities and prepares students to work as effective change agents towards more just and sustainable communities. In an effort to plan for and create more livable, equitable and resilient communities, this Programme equips students with the knowledge and skill-set to become skilled practitioners with transferable skills and knowledge to work effectively in and with community projects and initiatives in a wide range of areas. Please help spread the word about this new program in community development, and see more details at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/sustainable-communities-development.html. Dr. Brian McGrath can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Great faculty and a fabulous location!

Post Secondary Programs

The following is a State-by-State listing of US Graduate Programs in Community Development.

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ALABAMA (AL)

Auburn University
Program in Community Planning
College of Architecture, Design and Const.
Auburn, AL 36849
(334) 844-4285
http://www.cadc.auburn.edu/arch/degrees_prog/cplan_prog

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Community Planning

 

ALASKA (AK)

University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Rural and Community Development
4th Floor Brooks Building
Fairbanks, AK  99775
(907)474-7143
http://www.uaf.edu/danrd/

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Bachelor of Art
    Master of Art

ARIZONA (AZ)

Arizon State University
School of Community Resources and Development
441 N. Central Ave. Suite 550
Phoenix, AZ  85004-0685
(602)496-0550
http://scrd.asu.edu/programs/grad/crdph

  • DEGREE(S):
    PhD

 

 

ARKANSAS (AR)

University of Arkansas
Rural Sociology
HOEC 118, University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, AR  72701
(479) 575-2000
http://www.uark.edu/depts/rsocweb/index.html

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Art in Rural Sociology

CALIFORNIA (CA)

University of California-Davis
Community and Regional Development
Community Development Grad Grp 1332 Hart Hall
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-1926
http://hcd.ucdavis.edu/crd/index.php

 

    • DEGREE(S):
      Bachelor of Art
      Master of Art
 California State University-Chico
Rural & Town Planning Certificate
      Butte Hall Room 507

      Chico, CA  95929-425

      (530) 898-5285

http://www.csuchico.edu/geop/academics/certificates.shtml
  • DEGREE(S):
    Certificate

University of California at Los Angeles
Department of Urban Planning
3250 School of Public Affairs Bdg-Box 951656
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1656
(310) 206-3487
http://www.spa.ucla.edu/UP/

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Art

University of Califoria- Irving
Department of Planning, Policy and Design
202 Social Ecology I
Irving, CA  92697-7075
(949) 824-0563
http://www.ppd.soceco.uci.edu/

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of City and Regional Planning

University of Sourthern California
School of Policy, Planning and Development
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0626
(213) 740-6842
http://www.usc.edu/schools/sppd/programs/masters/mpl/

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Planning

 

COLORADO (CO)

 

Colorado State
Great Plains IDEA (Consortium-On-line)
http://www.gpidea.org

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Art

CONNECTICUT (CT)

University of Connecticut
School of Social Work
1798 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT  06117
(860) 570-9118
http://www.ssw.uconn.edu

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Social Work

DELAWARE (DE)

University of Delaware 
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Newark, DE  19716
(303) 831.1687
http://suapp.udel.edu

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Art
    Master of Public Administration

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC)

  • No program listings

FLORIDA (FL)

Florida State University
Department of Urban Planning
330 Bellamy Building
Tallahassee, FL  32306-2280
(850) 644-4510
http://coss.fsu.edu/durp/

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Science

GEORGIA (GA)

Georgia State University
Andrew Young School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA  30302-3965
(404)413-0000
http://www.gsu.edu/

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Certificate

West Georgia University
Political Science and Planning
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA  30118
(678) 839-5000
http://www.westga.edu/majors/index_1036.php

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Science

HAWAII (HI)

  • No program listings

IDAHO (ID)

  • No program listings

ILLINOIS (IL)

Illinois State University 
Stevenson Center
Campus Box 4200
Normal, IL  61790-4200
(309) 438-7090
http://stevensoncenter.org/

 

    • DEGREE(S):
      Concentration in 3 Disciplines
 University of Illinois–Chicago
      Department of Urban Planning and Policy

      412 S. Peoria, Suite 115

      Chicago, IL  60607-7064

      (312) 413-8088

httP://www.uic.edu/cuppa/
    • DEGREE(S):
      Master of City Planning
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      Department of Uraban and Regional Planning

      611 Talf Drive

      Champaign, IL  61820

      (217)333-3890

http://urban.illinois.edu/
    • DEGREE(S):
      Master of Urban Planning
 Western Illinois University
      Department of Geography

      1 University Circle

      Macomb, IL  61455

      (319) 298-1648

http://www.wiu.edu/geography/
  • DEGREE(S):
    Certificate

INDIANA (IN)

Ball State University
Department of Urban Planning
Architecture Building (AB), Room 104
Muncie, IN  47306
(765) 289-1241
http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/CollegesandDepartments/CAP/Programs/UrbanPlanning.aspx

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Urban Planning

IOWA (IA)

Iowa State University
Department of Community and Regional Planning
146 College of Design
Ames, IA  50011
(515) 294-8958
http://www.design.iastate.edu?CRP/  

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Master of Regional and Community Planning

University of Iowa

      Urban and Regional Planning

 

      347 Jessup Hall

 

      Iowa City, IA  52242

 

      (319) 335-0032


http://www.gpidea.org

  • DEGREE(S):

KANSAS (KS)

Kansas State University

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning
    Master of Regional and Community Planning
  • Web: http://aalto.arch.ksu.edu/lar/

University of Kansas

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Urban Planning Program

 

 

KENTUCKY (KY)

 

 

Eastern Kentucky University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Government
    Program in Community Development

University of Kentucky

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Sociology
    M.A., Ph.D. in Sociology
    Rural sociology
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Community, environment, and natural resource development
  • Web: www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Sociology/

 

 

LOUISIANA (LA)

 

 

  • No program listings

MAINE (ME)

 

 

University of Southern Maine

 

 

 

MARYLAND (MD)

 

 

Morgan State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    City and Regional Planning
    M.C.R.P.
  • DESCRIPTION:
    The City and Regional Planning Program is designed to develop professional planners who will be concemed with the rational organization and distribution of resources within the environment, based on an understanding of the social, economic, physical and political forces which interface the structure of neighborhoods, communities, cities and regions. Planners may function as generalists or they may specialize in an area of their choice by pursuing elective courses within the Institute of Architecture and Planning or other related programs throughout the University.

University of Maryland

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Urban Studies and Planning Program

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS (MA)

 

 

Boston University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Urban Studies Program

Brandeis University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Heller School
    Program in Sustainable International Development

Tufts University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Urban and Environmental Policy Program
    Certificate in Management of Community Organizations
    Clark University's Department of International Development
    Community and Environment
    Master's Degree in Community Planning and Development
    Coordinator: Professor Laurie Ross
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
    508-793-7201
  • www.clarku.edu/departments/idce
  • Clark’s Community Development and Planning master’s degree program provides up-and-coming community development practitioners with a strong foundation—based on theory, skill development, and practice—to take on the challenges of urban neighborhood revitalization.

 

 

 

MICHIGAN (MI)

 

 

Michigan State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    College of Social Science; Urban and Regional Planning Program
    M.U.R.P.
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Economic development; community reinvestment; urban policy; neighborhood planning; race and urban planning
  • DESCRIPTION:
    The master's and undergraduate degree programs, each fully accredited, are based on classes that include a rich array of practice-based experiences. At the master's level, specialties include economic development, land use and environment, or urban policy.

Northern Michigan University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Political Science
    MPA

Wayne State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs
    Master of Urban Planning
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Housing and community planning, local economic development, planning and policy in a comparative context Community planning; housing; economic development; food policy; urban design
  • DESCRIPTION:
    The Master of Urban Planning degree, which is nationally accredited, offers training in urban analysis and management leading to careers in local government, community and nonprofit organizations and the private sector. Planning students may elect one of three areas of concentration: Housing and Community Planning; Local Economic Development; and Planning and Policy in a Comparative Context. The urban planning curriculum emphasizes the maintenance and revitalization of older urban areas and the department faculty is heavily involved in these efforts in the Detroit metropolitan area.

 

 

 

MINNESOTA (MN)

 

 

Minnesota State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Urban and Regional Studies Institute

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Urban and Regional Planning
    Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Land use and human settlements; economic development; housing, social planning, and community development; environmental and ecological planning; conservation; transportation planning; planning process design and implementation
  • DESCRIPTION:
    The M.U.R.P. degree program features an interdisciplinary approach in its teaching and study methods, and includes faculty from the Humphrey Institute and from other University colleges and departments. The Planning Accreditation Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) accredits the program.
  • Web: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/

St. Cloud State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Center for Community Studies

 

 

 

MISSISSIPPI (MS)

 

 

Delta State University (MS)

 

 

Jackson State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    School of Liberal Arts
    M.A., Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Community Development and Housing; Environment and Land Use; Urban Design
  • DESCRIPTION:
    The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University offers graduate degrees at the Master's and Ph.D. levels. Students may specialize in one of three areas of concentration: Community Development and Housing, Environment and Land Use, or Urban Design.

Mississippi State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


University of Southern Mississippi

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Geography and Area Development

 

 

 

 

MISSOURI (MO)

St. Louis University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Public Policy Studies Department

University of Missouri – Columbia

 

 

University of Missouri–Kansas City

 

 

 

 

 

MONTANA (MT)

University of Montana

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Geography

 

NEBRASKA (NE)

  • No program listings

NEVADA (NV)

University of Nevada

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Geography

University of Nevada

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Sociology

 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)

Southern New Hampshire University

 

 

  • COURSE OF STUDY:
    M.S. in Community Economic Development
    M.S. In International Community Economic Development
    M.A. in Non-Profit Management
    M.A. in CED Policy
    PhD in CED
  • Web: http://www.snhu.edu/ced

 

NEW JERSEY (NJ)

  • No program listings

NEW MEXICO (NM)

University of New Mexico (NM)

 

 

 

NEW YORK (NY)

City University of New York - Hunter College

 

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

Columbia University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    School of Architecture and Planning
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Urban Planning Program

Cornell University (NY)

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    M.P.S. in Community and Rural Development, International Development
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Community development process, economic development, program development and planning, local government organization and operation
  • Web: http://www.cals.cornell.edu/dept/cardi/mps/mps.html

Fordham University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    International Political Economy and Development
    Pratt Institute
  • DEGREE(S):
    School of Architecture
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    City and Regional Planning
    M. S. in City and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning
  • DESCRIPTION:
    City and regional planning, community economic development
    Community-based planning, preservation planning, environmental planning, urban cultures
    Core Program in City and Regional Planning; Fellowship Program in City and Regional Planning, with a concentration in Community Economic Development, which is offered in alternate years to practitioners from around the country and abroad in intensive week-long and weekend sessions.

State University of New York–University at Buffalo

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    School of Architecture and Planning
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Department of Planning

State University of New York–University at Albany

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Urban and Regional Planning Program
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    MRP in Urban and Regional Planning

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA (NC)

University of North Carolina-Charlotte

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
    Community Planning


University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Economic Development/City and Regional Planning

 

 

NORTH DAKOTA (ND)

  • No program listings

OHIO (OH)

University of Cincinnati

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Master of Community Planning
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Urban design, physical planning, economic and/or international development, community environmental health policy planning, environmental planning
  • Web: http://ucplanning.uc.edu/sop_programs/mcpdescription.html

Cleveland State University (OH)

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Master of Urban Planning, Design, and Development
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Housing and neighborhood development, economic development, public works, public finance
  • Web: http://cua6.csuohio.edu/~ustweb/mupdd.htm

Ohio State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Human and Community Resource Development

Ohio State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    City and Regional Planning Program

Wright State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Urban Affairs and Geography

 

 

 

 

 

OKLAHOMA (OK)

University of Oklahoma

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    College of Architecture
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    City and Regional Planning Division

 

OREGON (OR)

University of Oregon

 

 

Portland State University (OR)

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    B.A./B.S. and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) in Community Development and an Urban Stdies Ph.D. with a concentration in Community Development.
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Community development, environment, land use, policy planning and administration, transportation, urban and regional analysis
  • Web: http://www.upa.pdx.edu/USP/education/degprogs.html

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA (PA)

Pennsylvania State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    M.S., M.Ag., Ph.D. in Rural Sociology
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Community and rural development; agricultural, natural resource, and environmental sociology; rural social demography
  • Web: http://www.aers.psu.edu/d/ed/rsis.htm

 

RHODE ISLAND (RI)

University of Rhode Island

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    College of the Environment and Life Sciences
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Master of Community Planning
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Housing and community development
  • Web: http://nick.uri.edu/cels/cpl/

 

SOUTH CAROLINA (SC)

  • No program listings

SOUTH DAKOTA (SD)

South Dakota State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Sociology

 

TENNESSEE (TN)

East Tennessee State University

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    College of Business; City and Public Management
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Masters of Public Management
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Community Development, General Administration, Municipal Service Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Economic Development
  • Web: http://pub-mgmt.etsu.edu/

 

TEXAS (TX)

University of Texas–Austin

 

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Community and Regional Planning

UTAH (UT)

University of Utah

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Department of Family & Consumer Studies
    B.A./B.S., M.S.
  • DESCRIPTION:
    Community Development/Environment & Behavior, Human Development & Family Policy, Consumer Studies & Family Economics. (We have 18 full-time faculty and TA/RA-ships available.)
  • Web: http://www.fcs.utah.edu/perkins/perkinsd.html

Utah State University

 

 

 

 

VERMONT (VT)

Goddard College (VT)

 

 

Woodbury College (VT)

 

 

 

 

VIRGINIA (VA)

  • No program listings

WASHINGTON (WA)

Evergreen State College (WA)

 

 

Washington State University

 

 

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA (WV)

University of West Virginia

 

 

State University of West Georgia

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Rural and Small Town Planning
    M.S. in Rural and Small Town Planning
  • DESCRIPTION:
    The Masters of Science in Rural and Small Town Planning is designed to prepare students for a planning career in rural, regional, and public and private planning agencies. Specifically, the program is structured to provide a base in planning theory and analytical skills together with extensive preparation in the formulation and implementation of rural plans, policies and programs. Admissions is to the MS in Rural and Small Town Planning is open to students with an undergraduate degree in geography, political science, sociology, planning or a related discipline. The program requires the completion of thirty-six (36) semester hours of graduate work, which includes six core courses (18 hours).

 

 

WISCONSIN (WI)

University of Wisconsin – Madison

 

 

  • DEGREE(S):
    Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning
  • COURSES OF STUDY:
    Community Development Planning

 

 

 

 

WYOMING (WY)

  • No program listings

OTHER

CANADA

 

 

University of British Colum