The MS in Public Affairs/Community Development is built for professionals with experience in:   

  • Health care nonprofits,
  • City schools,
  • International policy,
  • Community partnerships


Graduates are competitive for a wide variety of jobs in community development: 

  • Research oriented nonprofits and think tanks;
  • City-based nonprofits
  • Housing Nonprofits and Community Development Corporations: New Kensington CDC, Project Home, St. Josephs Carpenter Society 
  • State and local government

“There is an increased demand in cities for sophisticated workers who can speak to the challenges of communities through a social and racial justice lens, understand and implement wider research on specific issues, and conduct research on community development initiatives. We believe our curriculum, alongside experiential learning opportunities in Camden and Philadelphia, provide an ideal opportunity for that type of education.”

Professor Stephen Danley
Faculty in the M.S. and Ph.D Program