Community Development - Public Administration, B.Sc. | Online (optional) | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, United States
B.Sc. On Campus Online

Community Development - Public Administration

48 months
20400 USD/year
11376 USD/year
11376 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Dedicate your career to fostering better health and economic and political opportunities for diverse communities. Earn a bachelor's in Community Development - Public Administration from Central Michigan University to gain both conceptual and tactical knowledge for functioning, managing and leading within various community-focused organizations.


Gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills in the areas of leadership, communications, group dynamics, human resources and policy-making within community settings–from the local to the national. You'll learn from accomplished faculty in courses exploring the role of community institutions and the implementation and evaluation of community programs.

Program Highlights

As a Community Development - Public Administration student here at Central Michigan University, you'll:

  • Focus on one of three areas depending on your career goals: community services, health sciences, or public administration.
  • Have the chance to apply credit earned in this bachelor's program toward a related master's degree at CMU.
  • Earn a bachelor's degree from a program regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Health
  • Racism and Inequality
  • Criminology
  • The Family
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National Fall start : Rolling admission


120 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
  • If your GPA is at least 2.8, we will accept your application using the GPA you provide when you apply. 
  • If your GPA is below 2.8, a transcript is required. 

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We take several things into consideration when evaluating applications for admission, including GPA, test scores (optional) and academic improvement over time.
  • As part of the online application, you’ll need to pay a $40 application fee. If your family is experiencing financial hardship, speak to your high school guidance counselor to see whether you qualify for a fee waiver.
  • You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application, or ask your school counselor to submit your official transcript. We can provide an admission decision and merit scholarship with either one. Keep us updated with new transcripts at the end of each semester. It may mean an upgrade in your scholarship.
  • You don’t have to submit a test score in order to be admitted and earn a merit award.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11376 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11376 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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.

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