About the Program

About the Program

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice prepares graduates for advanced policy- and practice-oriented sustainable development work within the United States and internationally.

The program has two pathways to complete the master’s degree: a 14-month pathway and a 24-month pathway. The master's program offers an integrated conceptual framework guiding the coursework, high-level tools, and the best thinking in the field. Students are early- and mid-career adults working in a variety of development fields, and in particular those from public agencies and international and domestic non-profit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Applicants to the program come from both international and domestic organizations and work in areas ranging from public policy, planning, economic development, sustainable development, environmental policy, public health, education, microenterprise, and more.

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“This program has been a life-changing experience for me. Not only did I come back to the Philippines with a vast knowledge from different parts of the world, I also came back with a newfound passion and drive for the work I do. By far, this is the best experience I have had in any educational institution, both socially and academically.”

- Justin Alip 
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