Master of Community Development
The Master of Community Development degree requires a total of 36 hours of graduate course work. The MCD is based on the concept of community development as a profession. The curriculum is designed to broaden the knowledge base, promote research, service learning and decision making along with developing interactive and collaborative skills applicable to teamwork, management, leadership and entrepreneurship.
The admission criteria for the Master of Community Development at the N.W. Houston Center is as follows. All applicants must:
- have earned the bachelor degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 system
- must submit transcript of all academic work to date.
- must provide three letters of references, and
- submit a Graduate Record Exam score (GRE).
In addition, the candidates must schedule a meeting with the program director to develop a study plan which will lay out course selections and identify the need, if any, for additional credit hours beyond the required 36. During the application submission process students must include their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
Mode of Delivery
The primary mode of delivery at this location will be face-to-face during the week days. The Secondary mode will be a hybrid format of face-to-face and online deliveries.
Typical MCD students will enroll in two courses per semester during spring, summer, and fall semesters. The MCD program in the NW Houston area will facilitate a partnership and team work between NW Houston leaders and PVAMU administration, faculty and students to help in the planning, development and revitalization of the area, which is “so sorely needed in the FM 1960 area” as stated by Larry Lipton, a business leaders in the area. The Northwest Corridor and the 1960 area can benefit tremendously from the expertise of the community development and the students’ community revitalization and community planning practical projects and research.