Community Development and Planning

Focusing on building a sustainable community, this graduate certificate in community development and planning focuses on providing future leaders, policy makers and urban planners with the opportunity to challenge assumptions and stereotypes that stand in the way of the development of a just community. You will work to develop an understanding of how political, economic and societal systems impact a community and how policies can impact a community’s growth and development.

The Graduate Certificate in Community Development and Planning is a 12 credit certificate. All four courses will automatically transfer to the Master of Agribusiness Management and Master of Management and Organizational Leadership programs.

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Tuition and Fees

Classes start in January, March, May, and July. 

Curriculum (12 Credits)

(2) Required Courses

  • Community Development
  • Non-Profit Policy, Governance and Practice

(2) Electives

  • American Public Policy
  • Community-based Research and ethics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Urban Planning
  • Agriculture and Food Policies
  • Writing and Communications for the Non-Profit, Private and Public Sector
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Leadership Self-Awareness
  • Fundraising (NEW)