Community and Economic Development

Master of Arts

Empire State University

  • Designated As
    Plus Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • Degree Level
    Master of Arts
  • Contact Us
    518-587-2100 ext. 2429

Earn your master degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Master of Arts in Community and Economic Development incorporates two distinct bodies of theory and practice: economic development and community development. It focuses on the importance of linking these two concepts in a model that integrates the development of social capital and community capacity with the economic development of the community.

After a broad examination of the public policy process, students will examine theoretical development concepts as well as approaches that real communities have used in an effort to produce positive economic outcomes as well as improvement in the quality of life of their members. It culminates with a final project that provides the opportunity to examine a community development problem or issue in an in-depth manner.

What's a master's degree?
A master's degree is an advanced degree that usually takes two years to complete and typically requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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