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Potential Career Paths

Graduates of our Master of Professional Studies or Graduate Certificate programs work in various aspects of community and economic development including government and non-profit organizations, academe, and companies throughout the world.

Our students and graduates apply their knowledge to various aspects of community and economic development in positions that include:

  • housing analyst
  • development coordinator for environmental organizations
  • director and staff of economic development corporations and planning organizations/agencies
  • economic and community development extension educator and research associate
  • community development consultant
  • managers and staff with government community development agencies and private sector companies
  • membership and volunteer coordinator
  • project manager for regional development council
  • staff in legislative and state and local government development offices
  • workforce development specialist.