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Master's Degree - Community Development
Credit hours to complete degree: 36
Last Updated: 6/28/2022 4:01 pm

Core Courses 18 credit hours

Students are to complete all six core courses (18 credit hours). Students are advised to register for no more than six credit hours without talking to their advisor first. 

Electives

Customize your degree by choosing six electives. This may include the course from the list below, as well as courses in the section titled "Courses in the Area of Working with Native Communities," and the capstone experience. Consult with your academic advisor to be sure you're on the right track.

Courses in the Area of Working with Native Communities

These courses are also electives.

Courses in the Area of Working with Native Communities Course or Instructor Availability by Year and Semester
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CourseCreditsSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummer
Introduction to Native Community Development3SDStateSDState
Building Native Community and Economic Capacity3John PhillipsSDState

Capstone

Courses related to capstone requirements are available through your home university. A list of potential culminating experiences can be found in the Community Development Student Handbook. Credit hours required will vary by capstone experience.  Consult with your academic advisor about course selection and scheduling. 

Capstone Course or Instructor Availability by Year and Semester
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CourseCreditsSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummer
Capstone: Thesis or Creative Componentmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universities