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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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Black Hills State University
Educational Outreach
120 University Str.
Unit 9508
Spearfish, SD 57799-9508
Phone: (605) 642-6258 or 1-877-847-8134
Fax: (605) 642-6031

Dakota State University

Sarah Rasmussen
Office of Extended Programs
Technology Classroom Bldg
820 N Washington Ave.
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: (605) 256-5049
Toll-Free: 800-641-4309
Fax: (605) 256-5095


Northern State University
Ronald Brownie
Office of Extended Studies
Northern State University
Krikac Administration Building Room 102
1200 S. Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 626-2568
Fax: (605) 626-2542


South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Kate Alley
501 East Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701  
Phone: (605) 394-6952


South Dakota State University
Lindsey Hamlin

Continuing and Extended Education
South Dakota State University
Wecota Hall (SWC) 221
Box 506
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: (605) 688-4154
Toll Free: 1-800-952-3541
Fax: (605) 688-6918

University of South Dakota

Gary Girard
Division of Continuing & Distance Education

McKusick Room 211 The University of South Dakota

414 E. Clark St.

Vermillion SD 57069

Work Phone: 1-800-233-7937
Work Phone2: (605) 677-6240


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