The Department of Community Development at Acadia University works to develop healthy, socially-just and sustainable communities and lifestyles. We develop professional leaders who are creative problem-solvers and insightful thinkers.
The Department of Community Development at Acadia University is a renowned hub of engaged and inspired teaching, scholarship and community service focused on developing healthy, socially-just and sustainable lifestyles and vibrant communities. Our graduates are well grounded in community development theory, professional skills and a personalized liberal education that instils key core values that guide ethical decision-making in a complex world. Our graduates lead in diverse and demanding community development contexts and human service settings.
Our core professional values are:
Active healthy lifestyles
Diversity and inclusion
All are actualized through civic engagement.
While earning a degree in Community Development, our students will:
- be engaged learners with a thirst for knowledge, who take an active role in facilitating their education,
- be respectful of peers, professors, the university, and the community,
- embrace the privilege that higher education affords to them and take advantage of all opportunities for formal and informal learning,
- care about themselves, their personal development, and the quality of their work,
- learn to care about other people and embrace diversity,
- explore and develop their values and view of the world and become motivated and armed with the knowledge and tools to act accordingly,
- gain an in-depth appreciation for the role and meaning of community development in society,
- gain an in-depth knowledge of, appreciation for and connection to the service professions for which community development is foundational,
- become engaged with the community and the profession
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- Leadership in community development
- Environment and sustainable society
- Community development
- Communication and professional skills
- Emergency care
- 48 months
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DisciplinesInternational Development Sustainable Development View 36 other Masters in Sustainable Development in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
All applications must be supported by official copies of all high school transcripts and other records of academic work.
Transcripts should be certified by the school and should either be sent to Acadia directly from the school or sealed in an envelope and given to the student to send. Certified transcripts acceptable to Acadia will be used as a basis of admission.
Admission requirements differ depending on the student's educational system. We review all applications from international students individually.
Applicants for admission from another university or college must have an official transcript sent directly from that institution for evaluation.
Transfer credits may be given for individual courses that are applicable to the intended undergraduate degree program of study. Course descriptions must be included with the transcripts.
International17884 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17884 CAD per year during 48 months.
National8933 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8933 CAD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Halifax
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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