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Community Development Concentration

community development

Preparing professionals to holistically revitalize urban communities

Concentration Purpose

  • Develop a global urban mindset 
  • Create a commitment to justice and compassion reflecting the Kingdom of God
  • Understand urban theory and models of urban transformation
  • Develop and implement research and community assessment skills  
  • Have relevant field experiences 
  • Develop leadership & management skills and opportunities
  • Be prepared in both the theory and practice of community development
  • Empower students with the broadest base of a holistic context

Accommodating Class Format

  • Students complete the program with a community development concentration in 2 or 3 years of active study
  • To accommodate working students, courses are offered in a blended online residency format, which allows students to participate in the program from around the world through online learning and a one-week residency each semester.  During this residency, you must travel to our Philadelphia campus to participate in on-ground classes for the entire week.

Residencies are MANDATORY

Experience Your Education

As a requirement for graduation, all students in the community development concentration must complete:

  • A 2-credit practicum in a community development organization
  • A Graduate thesis project

Application Requirements
Graduation Requirements

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