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Masters

Applied Science, MAS (Community Development)

Master of Applied Science Degree with a Specialization in Community Development

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Career Outlook

Employment of urban and regional planners is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations, while employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 3,700 openings for urban and regional planners are projected each year, on average, over the decade. In addition, about 18,300 openings for social and community service managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

This program is ideal for professionals working in areas such as:

  • Community, regional and local planning departments
  • Economic development organizations
  • Community health and wellness
  • Cooperative extension services
  • Housing and infrastructure agencies
  • Natural resource management
  • Parks & recreation offices
  • Tribal Programs
  • Non-profit organizations focused on community enhancement

Finance Your Education

The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

Cost Per Credit

In-State

Out-of-State

$600

$600

Note: Campuses may charge additional fees; see the Paying for School page for more details.

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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NU offers fully online certificates, bachelor's, master’s and doctoral programs that fit the schedule of a working professional. With the flexibility to complete thoughtfully designed coursework when your schedule allows, NU can help you build your career and propel you to the next stage in life.

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