Rural Economic and Community Vitality (Certificate)


Rural Economic and Community Vitality, Cert

12 cr


Certification Courses

Core courses (9 cr)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CDEV 814 Community and Regional Economic Analysis 3
ALEC 833 Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Groups and Teams 3
CDEV 894 Capstone Project 3

Electives: (minimum 3 cr)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CDEV817 Nebraska Rural Government Finance Fundamentals 1
CDEV827 Workforce Development/Advancement 1
CDEV819 Community Action Strategies 1
CDEV816 Nebraska Rural Government Law Fundamentals 1
CDEV818 Community Engagement 1
CDEV825 Sustainable Economic Development 1
CDEV826 Fundamentals of Business Analysis 1

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement outlining the applicant's background and professional goals in pursuing the certificate
  • Three letters of recommendation

Admission Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 15

NOTE: When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Tuition & Fees

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