Community Development, M.S.

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Commit to community flourishing with the Master of Science in Community Development from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Blend the complex 政治, 经济, and social dimensions of development with hands-on fieldwork experience and a network of servant leaders.

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Why Study Community Development at PBA?

Invest in communities through multidisciplinary approaches to social and 经济 progress. In courses taught by future-oriented faculty and in hands-on fieldwork opportunities, you’ll learn to evaluate how local contexts are influenced by broader social systems, to engage managerial expertise in the holistic development of communities, and to embody the transformative power of Christ in partnerships with people, 组织, 和机构.

  • Christian Principles: Explore service and growth through the lens of Christ’s compassionate love.
  • 晚上的课程: Maintain your personal and professional commitments while advancing your capacity to contribute to local development. Learn more about PBA’s evening programs.
  • Experiential Fieldwork: 应用 your learning with an NGO or non-profit under the guidance of industry-experienced faculty mentors.


The Master’s in Community Development at PBA equips you to integrate Christian principles through:

  • Understanding foundational terms and concepts in community development
  • Identifying management science ideas and theories
  • Examining development projects
  • Analyzing challenges and opportunities in community development
  • Discerning problems and analyzing solutions in development and management contexts

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Community Development Program Details

Create lasting transformation in your community with a broad understanding of how development projects thrive. In pairing managerial competence with development studies, PBA’s Master’s in Community Development program equips you to ignite long-term, 有意的, holistic progress that is founded on the love and work of Christ.

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Expand your potential in evening classes that suit your schedule. 这两年, full-time Master’s in Community Development program can be paired with an accelerated MBA degree from the Rinker School of Business, meaning you’ll have the option to earn both an M.S. in Community Development and an MBA in just one extra semester.

Build an 有意的 foundation in high-level management skills that will contribute to the strength and longevity of your development work. Choose among courses in marketing management, international business, 法律环境, 企业融资, 定量方法, 和更多的.

Prepare to lead and serve in your community with practical skills in development policy and 经济s, global development contexts, and implementing and evaluating programs. You’ll apply your learning in hands-on fieldwork experience with an NGO or non-profit.

Community Development 职业生涯

Draw upon your values in all that you do with a meaningful, person-centered career in local development. Practice Christ’s love through your time, 人才, 和努力, bringing dignity and compassion to everyone you encounter. 职业就像 social and community service managers are in growing demand, earning a median pay of $74,000元/年, and dedicated servants like you can bring the image of God to these roles. 在以下领域工作:

  • 政府服务
  • 公共政策
  • 青年发展
  • Community 组织 and advocacy

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Intercultural Studies, M.A.

With the ever-increasing cultural and religious diversity of societies across the globe, Christian leaders today need formation in intercultural approaches to communication, 敬拜, 神学, 和部.

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International Development, M.S.

Recognize the growth potential of communities, 组织, and individuals with Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Master of Science (MS) in International Development program. Improve global social, 经济, 政治, and environmental conditions through practical field experience and meaningful development projects that elucidate the guiding love of Christ.

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What brought you here was a belief that you can serve the world at a higher level with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). We believe that, too.