The online Master of Applied Science (MAS) with a specialization in Community Development degree program equips students with the tools and experiences to contribute to positive changes in communities and regions.
Students choose the Applied Science, MAS (Community Development) program because of:
- An interest in working towards positive change by engaging citizens in the decision-making process.
- Flexibility in course selection which allows students to customize their learning experience specific to their needs and interests.
- A desire to be challenged to think globally and consider the big picture from a systems perspective to address challenges and find solutions within changing communities.
- The degree project, which replaces a traditional master's thesis, is of immediate value in your workplace for career advancement.
As part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), a national consortium of universities that offer programs and courses in agriculture disciplines, this program provides students with diverse perspectives on the field. Students are enrolled in courses at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln even though courses may be taught by other Great Plains IDEA member institutions. The degree is offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
This program is designed for students who:
- Enjoy working with others to find solutions to local problems.
- Are passionate about working in urban communities, rural areas or tribal communities.
- Work with communities and want to enhance their skills, knowledge and credentials.
- Volunteer in their community and want to be even more effective in community development.