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SDSU's M.S. in Community Development

Community Development deals with challenges faced by communities in the United States and other countries, particularly those in rural areas. Global economic restructuring and the devolution of government services have produced an environment in which Community Developers are called on to think and act in innovative ways.


Community Development is a progressive field, actively promoting positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change. It encourages people to see the "whole picture," engaging citizens in democratic decision making and action. As a student in the Community Development degree program, you have the opportunity to study with leading educators and researchers representing diverse fields including Community and Regional Planning, Architecture, Sociology, Native American Studies, Economics and Natural Resources.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)  FAQs are those question that we have identified as most commonly asked by students and others wishing to get information regarding online programs, courses and 'how to," information for online education. 

Listed below are the universities and links back to their FAQ pages.  Following that is a list of FAQs for online education general to the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Black Hill State University:
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Dakota State University:
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Northern State University:
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 South Dakota School of Mines &Technology:
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 South Dakota State University:
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Q. How do I register for online classes?
Q. How much will it cost for to take online classes?
Q. Can I just take one online course?
Q. Are there placement requirements for taking an online English or Math Course?
Q. What do I need to consider when using financial aid for an online course?
Q. Are the courses and programs accredited?



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