University of Central Arkansas

Graduate School of Leadership, Management and Administration

Community and Economic Development


201 Donaghey Avenue

Conway, AR 72035

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Community and Economic Development

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The mission of the Master of Science program in Community and Economic Development (CED) is to prepare individuals to provide expertise to communities in the process of development. A CED graduate will be qualified to provide professional services to communities with a wide range of development needs. The graduate will be prepared to act as a catalyst for change in a community development process that is inclusive and non-discriminatory. As an agent of change, the community developer will act to achieve the will of the residents of any community in need of professional assistance. Excellence in the decision-making process and effective communication skills are hallmarks of the program. Fostering a spirit of significant expectation and achievement among students and faculty is important as we strive to become a community of learners for continued professional participation and development.In short, the program will provide the participant with the requisite skills in leadership, management, and administration to assist communities in the achievement of their development goals.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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