Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Community and Economic Development

Program Overview:

The purpose of the Master of Science in Community and Economic Development (MSCED) is to provide both experienced practitioners and new students with a comprehensive understanding of the theory and applications of state-of-the-art community and economic development tools and methods. Graduates will be prepared to act as catalysts for growth and change through a community development process. To learn more about obtaining a MSCED at UCA click here.




Program Chair Contact:

Dr. Michael Yoder





Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership

Program Overview:

The University of Central Arkansas PhD in Leadership (LEAD) prepares scholar leaders to research and act for the common good. Recognizing that complex challenges require an integration of responsible leaders from various community sectors, program graduates will transform education and government/nonprofit organizations to strengthen human and community capabilities. The PhD in Leadership program is the only degree program of its kind in Arkansas and is unique to this region of the United States. To learn more about obtaining a PhD in Leadership click here.




Program Chair Contact:

Dr. Rhonda McClellan