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Community and Economic Development

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

John Shingler
001C Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-8653
E-Mail: jxs10@psu.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Community and Economic Development (CEDEV Certificate) requires 15 credits, consisting of five 3-credit courses. The CEDEV Graduate Certificate is designed to build a basic level of knowledge and skills required for practitioners to address the important issues in community and economic development.The Graduate Certificate in Community and Economic Development (CEDEV) provides needed skills and knowledge to practitioners in community and economic development through the flexible learning environment of the World Campus. The program introduces key concepts and practical strategies useful to individuals new to the field of community development and to those with experience working with communities and development organizations. The program also meets the needs of those who are considering a career in community and economic development and want to find out if this profession is right for them. The CEDEV Graduate Certificate is designed to build a basic level of knowledge and skills required for practitioners to address the important issues in community and economic development.

 
Entrance Requirements:

Admission to the certificate requires applicants to provide evidence of completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must accompany the application. Students with a 3.00 average (on a 4.00 scale) for the most recent two years of college/university education, or with an advanced degree, and with appropriate course or experiential backgrounds will be considered for admission.

Required Courses
CEDEV 430(3), CEDEV 452(3), CEDEV 500(3), CEDEV 509(3), CEDEV 575(3)

 

Effective Semester: SP 2017
Ending Semester: SP 2022
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