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Community and Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development area of study explores how community and government leaders work together to build critical organizations and partnerships, such as community-based services, arts centers, downtown businesses and a variety of urban renewal and redevelopment projects.

Area of Study Requirements Credits
Required 3
  • MSP-520 Community and Economic Development & Leadership
Students may select three of the following: 9
  • MNP-515 Leading Strategic Change in Public Service
  • MSP-621 Networking for Effective Community Development
  • MPL-520 Program Analysis and Evaluation (if not used in core)
  • SOE-570 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MSP-662 Practical Grant Writing


Total 12 credits

Learning Outcomes for this Area of Study

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the issues in community development
  • Summarize the policies that influence community development decisions approaches and analyze how they are applied
  • Compare and contrast how different tools are applied to solve community economic development problems