The primary audience for this program is community economic development officials and specialists already employed in the field.
Students who earn a a degree in child and family studies can find a variety of social work-related opportunities. Career opportunities are available in research and teaching, including job titles such as human sciences professor, child advocate, grief counselor and youth outreach coordinator. Graduates with a degree in food and nutrition can pursue a wide variety of career options as dieticians, nutritionists, food research technicians and educators. While most programs are designed to train educators in the field of consumer sciences, graduates may be prepared for a number of additional job opportunities in social services and social services administration. Job titles for human science degrees also might include:
Social services program director
Human services coordinator
Child welfare worker
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Emergency Management in cooperation with the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics offers a master's degree in Community Development. The degree is a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, online program in conjunction with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA). Other institutions participating in this program include Iowa State University, Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University.
Programme Structure The objectives of the Community Development graduate degree program are to: Increase the skills, knowledge, and competencies of community economic development officials who are currently employed and have limited opportunity to participate in an on-campus degree program. Provide graduate training for individuals entering the community economic development career field who require training/degrees for career advancement. Enhance the community economic development skills, knowledge, and competencies of individuals working with Native American communities, natural resource-based communities, non-profit organizations, and/or state and local government.
Academic Entry Requirement
Complete the Online Application. The application fee is $35. You will be prompted to pay the fee when you have completed all of the required fields on the online application. If you choose to apply to more than one graduate program, you must submit a separate application using a new email address, a statement of purpose, and a $35 application fee. If you would like to use any previously submitted documents, please email us at email@example.com. A Statement of Purpose is required for certificate and degree programs. State your reasons for pursuing graduate study, specifying your special interests within your chosen discipline and including your background preparation in that area. Mention any relevant skills or experience that you have acquired. Please see the additional program-specific application materials link to see if your program has more specific statement requirements. Official transcripts (transcripts in a sealed, stamped envelope from the granting institution and signed by the school official responsible for issuing such records as the Registrar or Controller of Examinations) of all previous undergraduate and graduate records must be received by the Graduate College before the application is considered complete. When a transcript is submitted in advance of completion of either undergraduate or graduate studies, an updated transcript showing all course credits, grades, and degree completions must be provided prior to initial registration at NDSU. Online letters of recommendation are required before action is taken on any application. We do not accept paper letters. Click on Application Materials for the number of letters required by each program. Programs requiring or recommending Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are indicated on their information pages. Minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores by program are also listed on English Language Test Score Requirements.