Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

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Community Development

Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Faculty:Research and Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Family and Community Services
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Tourism Promotion Operations
Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
Health and Wellness, General
Outdoor Education
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $5,518
National: $6,801

This estimate represents the full-time tuition for one year.

Careers:Community and Social Service Workers


Acadia's Master of Community Development program is a small, innovative, and interdisciplinary two-year program. In this program, students work closely with a supervisor on their research and thesis, as well as take additional courses to supplement their research and expand their knowledge in the discipline. Students gain applied experience through a professional or teaching practicum that is an integral part of the program.
If you have an undergraduate degree in a related discipline, are seeking a challenging program, and have a strong interest in one of the research areas of our department, we encourage you to apply.

Acadia's Master of Community Development program is intentionally kept small so that students receive highly focused attention from faculty mentors, allowing the program to be customized to student needs, interests, and research. Acadia?s small size facilitates access to faculty from related departments throughout the University for assistance with academic coursework and research. Our faculty are strongly connected with community organizations and with local centres of excellence focused on collaborations between university and community.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    You must have at least a B- average (70%) in the courses taken in your major field in the last two undergraduate years (or 60 credit hours) of university study, including coursework in undergraduate degree(s) and any graduate work you have completed.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 31, 2022