Kansas State University launches community development online graduate certificate

Are you interested in helping foster positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change? Kansas State University has launched a new online graduate certificate in community development.

The certificate program will join the online master’s program in community development already offered through the K-State College of Architecture, Planning and Design’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning. Those that complete the certificate will be able to take their credits into the master’s program should they choose to continue.

“Our new graduate certificate in community development is perfect for a variety of students,” said Huston Gibson, associate professor and director of K-State’s community development program. “Those who already have a master’s degree in another area but are seeking a credential in community development and those working concurrently on another master’s degree who wish to place an emphasis on community development.

The certificate is a 12-hour program offered completely online. The courses offer a foundation in community development that allow for students to explore subtopics such as land development, housing, community economic strategies, immigrants in communities and sustainable communities.

The program aims to provide educational tools for those pursuing a career in a variety of areas, including community and regional planning, parks and recreation, housing, environmental and social justice, and non-profit sectors, among others.

Learn more about the community development online graduate certificate and the master’s degree at, or begin the admission process at http://global.k-state.edu/architecture/community-development/

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