Does your work involve community and economic development activities? Are you interested in knowing more about the role of public and nonprofit management in community and economic development? Do you want to focus your Masters coursework and incorporate practical community and economic development applications?
If so, then the concentration in Community and Economic Development might be right for you.
The curriculum should prepare all students to understand:
Course Requirements: Successful completion of this concentration requires the completion of 15 semester hours (as part of the MPA curriculum). The MPA degree requires 40 semester hours, 43 for students who require an internship. The required graduate-level courses for the concentration include:
Students must choose one course from the following courses in the Geography Department:
Students may take additional one-credit or three-credit courses in the MPA or Geography offerings to complete the elective course work for the concentration.
Students who do not have prior relevant professional work experience will be required to complete an internship.