Applied Community Development Masters Degree - Online

Future Generations University
Franklin, WV


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

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  • Application Fee

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  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $18,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $18,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Applied Community Development Masters - Online

Our Program

We teach development methods that scale community change proven throughout our 30-year history with a mission to create inclusive learning pathways.

Future Generations reduces the barriers to higher education by making communities the campus and by connecting students in a virtual learning hub, enabling a student body and alumni group originating in 43 countries. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Future Generations University’s world-class faculty are active community development practitioners, ensuring students learn from expert’s real-world experience.

The Master of Arts in Applied Community Development is rigorous and innovative, enabling students not only to succeed in their community projects but to transform local knowledge into truly scalable change. Students will deepen their understanding and practice of community development, ultimately fostering resilience in their community and redefining the future of participatory development.

With personalized learning in a hybrid environment, the distributed learning model offers students the flexibility to complete programs while working and living in their community. With opportunities for research, field courses in countries like Nepal, Peru, India and others, as well as internships, and professional specializations, this degree fits student’s interests and career goals while directly benefiting their home community.

The world’s most applied community development program, students leave as practitioners able to foster resilience necessary to meet today’s challenges.

We match Segal awards. We give a 25% discount for Coverdell Scholars.


  • Application Fee

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Application Deadline

We are on a rolling admissions basis. However, academic semesters start in mid-late August and early February.

Student Body


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What Our Students Say

  • The Segal Education Award was matched dollar-for-dollar, making this graduate program very affordable. I was given the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree by completing a community service project of your choice, in a community of your choice, while being given the money and tools to do it.

    ASHLEY AKERS, Master of Arts in Applied Community Development ‘17
  • Future Generations University incorporates what we like to call in Peace Corps a “I do, we do, you do” approach through community labs. It allows students to be guided by the instructors while applying learned skills to real life issues. The labs are my favorite aspect of the masters program because it’s a unique approach to learning.

    KAYCEE BUNCH, Master of Arts in Applied Community Development ‘20

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $18,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $18,000

Additional Information

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