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University of Vermont — Community Development and Applied Economics

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Community Development and Applied Economics
Degrees Awarded:
Community Development and Applied Economics (MS), Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Admissions Deadlines:

February 15 (decisions regarding competitive financial support begin March 1)

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
Spring or Fall
Program Founded:
January, 2005


Tuition reduction; eligibility to compete for a broad range of financial support including university-wide scholarships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Applicants seeking financial support are encouraged to complete their applications by February 15 as decisions regarding competitive financial support begin March 1 (for accepted applicants beginning the following fall semester).


The Community Development and Applied Economics Department (CDAE) supports sustainable local, regional and international communities through interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach that serve the public interest. Areas of study include: urban and rural community development; community entrepreneurship; agricultural and resource issues and solutions; applied economics; management; strategic planning; marketing; public policy; health care; leadership; international public administration; human resources; budgeting/financial resource management; organizational development; transportation; technology transfer.


The following criteria is used to determine graduate admissions: a sound academic record, satisfactory scores on the general aptitude section of the GRE, three letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate?s academic and/or work performance; and a strong motivation and academic potential for graduate work articulated in a statement of purpose. The review process for completed applications takes between four and six weeks.

To apply online or for full details regarding documentation needed for admissions visit UVM?s Graduate College Website here.

Once accepted into the program, Peace Corps Fellows are required to complete the following during their graduate studies:

  1. 150 hours of community service is required with a community, government, or non-governmental organization benefiting underserved communities.
  2. To receive 6 academic credits based on your Peace Corps experience, fellows must write a reflection paper under the guidance of the Peace Corps Fellows Director.


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

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Edward R. McMahon
Research Associate Professor

Communty Development and Applied Economics
Morrill Hall, 146 University Place
Burlington, Vermont 05405
(802) 656-4565
(802) 656-1423

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