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Current Students

We are happy you have selected the Community and Economic Development Graduate Program at Penn State to pursue your educational goals. Your success in the program is important to us. Please bookmark this page for quick access to Penn State resources and information that will aid you in your progress through the Graduate Certificate or Master of Professional Studies offerings in Community and Economic Development (CEDEV).
While attending the Summer Institute, a CEDEV student gets a photo opportunity with the lion shrine at University Park.

While attending the Summer Institute, a CEDEV student gets a photo opportunity with the lion shrine at University Park.

Students, please reference the CEDEV Club in ANGEL to access many resources helpful for your study in the program, including the student handbook, discussion forum for students, course policies and syllabi, recommended academic plans, and much more.

Please contact the CEDEV Graduate Program at with any questions regarding the requirements to complete the MPS degree or Graduate Certificate in Community and Economic Development.  Personal advising sessions are available by appointment with Patricia Spears-Taff, CEDEV Program Manager & Academic Adviser. Please contact Patricia at pjs40@psu.edu to schedule an appointment.  

As a graduate student at Penn State, you have access to the vast resources of Penn State University, including one of North America’s leading university research libraries, the Career Services center, plus, studying at one of the leading research universities within the United States. As a Land Grant University, Penn State leads innovation in the integration of research, teaching and practice.