Pursuing an economic development master’s degree on campus puts many students in a perfect position to develop their knowledge and skills in an exciting field. Through in-person interaction with classmates and professors, students in Masters in Economic Development on Campus programs engage in a study of economic development’s historical contexts, present-day applications, and future goals to learn how to enact economic development locally, nationally, or globally. The interdisciplinary and potentially rigorous coursework of an economic development program engages students in a study of subjects such as economics, political science, sociology, history, business, and others. As students explore these subjects and others, they may get a sense of economic development as a “policy intervention endeavor” that comprises processes and policies that affect social, political, and economic change.[i] Best of all, they may know themselves as actors who may influence the field.
Students pursing a master’s in economic develop degree on campus may learn through a combination of lectures, workshops, case studies, and in-person interaction. Their curricula and class structure may teach them not only about economic development’s core theories and principles, but also how to apply them in practice. Students may emerge from their on-campus programs with a well-developed economic development acumen that enhances their abilities to think critically and take action in the field.
Many students pursue their Masters in Economic Development on campus. Doing so enables them to communicate with classmates and professors in real-time, participate in exercises and workshops in-person, and physically access campus resources such as writing programs, libraries, and study groups. For many students, this present-moment and bricks-and-mortar style of education is preferred. Not to mention that on-campus programs may offer a predictable and structured schedule that many students find supportive. That said, because many students enjoy on-campus education, many schools make master’s programs in economic development available.
Here are just some of the many types of economic development master’s degrees that may be available on campus:
You may be able to pursue one of these degrees, another similar degree, or a Master of Art or Master of Science in Economic Development on campus.
You’ll likely pursue your on-campus education in economic development through a combination of core and elective coursework over the course of two years of fulltime study. Program lengths very by school. Your core coursework may give you a sense of economic development’s primary frameworks and to teach you how to think critically about the field. Your elective coursework will likely help you concentrate your studies and specialize your knowledge.
Depending on your program, your core coursework may delve into subjects such as:
Your elective coursework may cover subjects such as:
These are just some of the many core and elective subjects you might study in your on-campus master’s in economic development degree program.
To conclude your Masters in Economic Development on Campus program, you may complete a capstone project (a community project or thesis, for example), take a comprehensive exam, and, depending on your program, participate in an internship. Given that economic development is a field in which both theory and practical.
Sources: [i] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_development
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