Admissions criteria and process

Applicants applying to the Master of Community Development program should have a minimum GPA of 3.0* in a bachelor's or master's degree program from an accredited institution. To be considered for admission, a candidate must complete the graduate application for evaluation by MCD faculty. The application consists of:

  • Transcripts from an accredited institution in a bachelor's or master's program
  • Letter of interest, which includes ranking order of interest in MCD concentrations
  • Current resume, illustrating excellence and accomplishment in academic, extra curricular, service and/or professional endeavors
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers and/or faculty
  • Test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOFEL etc.) are not mandatory, but will be considered.

Additional requirements include:

  • An interview, facilitated by two MCD faculty/administration members, to determine the applicant's contribution to a unique learning environment
  • An essay exam may be required to determine English language and writing skills

*Professional accomplishments in a related field will be considered in addition to GPA.

For more information

Contact Jodi Abatemarco in Admissions at313-993-1592 for more information.