Community and Economic Development Master’s Degree

The Master degree in Community and Economic Development (CED) provides current and aspiring professionals with the latest tools and skills
in these areas.

Designed for the Working Professional

Delivered in a hybrid format, with course content delivered primarily online with occasional face-to-face meetings at WIU’s Quad Cities campus in Moline. The hybrid delivery provides the best of both worlds — the interaction and personal attention of face-to-face class meetings and the flexibility of online learning. Students who enroll full-time can complete their degree in 17 months while continuing to work full-time.

Provides Practical, Applied Knowledge and Skills

Focus is on content that can be readily applied in your community. Courses taught by faculty and staff with extensive on-the-ground experience working with local communities on development issues. Furthermore, the program draws on the expertise of practitioners and thought leaders in the development field as adjunct and guest faculty.

Christopher Merrett, Ph.D.
Dean of Innovation and Economic Development and Director of Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
(309) 298-2281

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