UC Davis Community Development Graduate Group

  • California

About Us

For nearly 40 years UC Davis’ Community Development Graduate Group has combined social theory and scientific research with the acquisition of practitioner skills. In our program we aim to integrate learning, action, and reflection. This model of community development education is relevant to social workers, urban planners, community designers, environmental activists, union leaders, organizers, and many others who seek to be more effective in their social change work.

We provide a two-year Master's of Science (MS) Degree in Community Development. Our program is flexible and interdisciplinary, with core courses in Community Development, affiliated courses across multiple departments, and opportunities for students to customize their own programs of studies.