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South Dakota State University    
  Nov 24, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Native Communities and Economic Development Certificate

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Mary Emery, Department Head
Meredith Redlin, Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Sociology and Rural Studies
Hansen Hall 004

Program Information
This certificate is designed for graduate students interested in expanding their skills and understanding in regard to Native community and economic development and an interest in working with native communities. Today students taking these courses are often employed or seeking employment in native-serving organizations and agencies who have extended their programming to Native-majority communities and neighborhoods.

Course Delivery Format
Courses are offered online through the Sociology and Rural Studies Department at SDSU.  Students enrolled in Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance programs ( may sign up for courses through the Community Development Program

Total Required Credits:12

Additional Admission Requirements

Please refer to the following for additional information:

Graduate School Admission
Distance Education

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or

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