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Southern New Hampshire University — Community Economic Development Program

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Community Economic Development Program
Degrees Awarded:
Community Economic Development (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

September and January start; two months prior to start

Admissions Cycle:

Rolling Admissions

Program Start:
September and January
Program Founded:
March, 1999


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers are given special consideration for admission, tuition assistance, scholarships, grants, and loans. The school offers Peace Corps Fellows the following financial awards:

$2000 scholarship per academic year ($4000 degree total)for the National and International Masters of Science programs. To take advantage of Coverdell Fellows Program scholarship dollars, a student's project or research must be directly in line with the Program's second goal, which is to serve marginalized communities in the United States.


The Community Economic Development (CED) program is offered online only. The International Specialization is designed for practice in the developing world and management careers in government.

CED students are working professionals who take two courses over six semesters online. This allows them to continue working while going to school. Participants are required to plan and implement a CED project in their home communities, for their master's thesis. Typically, the project is linked to their areas of interest or employment. CED students may earn specializations in international CED.


Bachelor's degree, two years work experience in CED or related field, computer literacy, e-mail and Internet access, complete application, transcripts, reference letters, application fee and professional resume.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Jennifer Brady
AVP Marketing and Student Recruitment

2500 North River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106-1045

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