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Contact Information

401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

For Graduate Programs:
Ms. Sandra Cheesman
Phone: (856) 225-6860

For Urban Studies:
Ms. Karen McGrath
Phone: (856) 225-6337

Dept. Fax: (856) 225-6559

Ph.D. Curriculum Outline

Below is a sample outline for full-time students to complete the Ph.D. program over three years, or six semesters (not including dissertation requirements).  Courses offered vary by semester. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to discuss their potential course schedules. 

YEAR ONE

FALL SEMESTER

  • Theory and History of Community Development (3)
  • International & Comparative Community Development (3)
  • Elective Course (3)

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Legal and Regulatory Environment of Community Development (3)
  • Regional and Economic Development (3)
  • Logic of Social Inquiry (3)
YEAR TWO

FALL SEMESTER

  • Planning, Markets and Community Development (3)
  • Civic Engagement, Nonprofits and Community Development (3)
  • Quantitative Analysis (3)

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Practicum in Community Development (3)
  • Elective Course (3)
  • Methods Elective Course (3)
YEAR THREE

FALL SEMESTER*

  • Methods Elective Course (3)
  • Elective Course (3)
  • Elective Course (3)

SPRING SEMESTER

  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Dissertation Development Course (3)

*Students interested in further developing research skills or expertise in a specific area may take an additional Methods Course this semester to satisfy an elective requirement.