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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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Proposed Programs

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The following list of programs are those which are proposed by the universities, but not yet approved or offered. It is anticipated that these programs will be offered in the next six to twelve months.

Black Hills State University

  • BS - Business Management - Entrepreneurship Specialization
  • MS - American Indian Studies 

Dakota State University

  • Minor - Marketing (teaching and non-teaching)
  • Certificate - K-12 Education 

Northern State University

  • BS - Accounting
  • BS - Finance

  • BS - Professional Accountancy
  • BS - Sociology with Gerontology emphasis

  • Certificate - Applied Gerontology
  • Minor in German

South Dakota State University

  • BS - Agriculture and Resource Economics
  • BS - Applied Communication
  • BS - Economics - Business Economics Specialization
  • Minor - Rehabilitation Services
  • MS - Professional Science Masters
  • MS - Professional Science Masters - Emphasis in Biofuels (GPIDEA)
  • MS - Plant Science
  • MMEd - Music Education

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

  • Certificate - Construction Management

University of South Dakota

  • BS - Criminal Justice
  • MA - Special Education
  • MAIS - Interdisciplinary Studies


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