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Community Development Certificate 

Empower and improve your community. EKU’s 100% online community development certificate provides students with the skills needed toidentify community needs and develop short- and long-term solutions to improve and revitalize communities. Graduates are also prepared to effectively manage related economic, social, and environmental issues, such as planning new parks, sheltering the homeless, and making a region more attractive to businesses.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 12 hours
Tuition: $611 per credit hour
                   $325 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: 0
Career Options: Extension agent; community service counselor; economic specialist; urban planner; city planner; community development officer, manager, or director; parks and recreation community development coordinator; human services specialist      


What sets our program apart?
Providing a program that can be tailored to your career goals, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as intergovernmental relations, community development, nonprofit organizations, and grant writing.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Personalized graduation plan
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.