Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Development Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Community Development allows students to explore the urban communities that have suffered from decades of disinvestment and to examine the efforts of their residents to revitalize them. The approach is interdisciplinary, weaving together a variety of perspectives so that students come to understand what communities are and how they differ; how communities fit into broader social systems; and what strategies are necessary to develop communities. The certificate is also applied, focusing on the current issues and efforts of community development in the Tampa area.

The certificate is designed to attract students from three distinct pools:
1.    Students who have completed an undergraduate degree but are uncertain as to the graduate program they want to pursue;
2.    Students enrolled in USF graduate programs who want to focus on community development.
3.    Professionals already working in the field that want a graduate-level credential.


Course Location/Delivery

This graduate certificate curriculum is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.



Curriculum Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Time Limit / Average Time to Completion

The approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval


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