Online Social Entrepreneurship & Community Development Graduate Certificate
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The social entrepreneurship and community development certificate offered online through ASU provides a framework for harnessing social entrepreneurial and enterprise opportunities and creating transformative responses to challenges prevalent in societies and communities.
With nonprofit and social sector groundings, this transdisciplinary program combines social entrepreneurship with innovative community development, providing a basis for exploring capacity building, and fostering positive change for organizations, corporations, societies, and economies.
Consisting of 15 hours of graduate credit coursework, the certificate is designed for both policy- and entrepreneurship-oriented students across disciplines, and includes a hands-on portfolio component.
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Recent Faculty Highlights Include:
- Fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
- Fellow of the American Psychological Association
- Director inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration
Graduates with an ASU Online Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development Graduate Certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants who are nondegree-seeking students (not admitted to a graduate degree program at ASU) will be required to submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official Transcripts
- Proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.