Rural Development Graduate Certificate

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

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Minimum Requirements for Rural Development Graduate Certificate: 12 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Rural Development Program Requirements
Complete the following:
RD F625Community Development Strategies: Principles and Practices3
RD F651Management Strategies for Rural Development3
Complete two of the following: 1,26
Indigenous Leadership Symposium
Political Economy of the Circumpolar North
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Economic Development Policy and Entrepreneurship in Rural Alaska: Challenges and Opportunities
Community-based Research Methods
Indigenous Organization Management
Circumpolar Health Issues
Tribal Responses to Violence: Safety, Justice and Advocacy
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Pre-1971 to Present
Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability in Rural and Indigenous Contexts
Federal Indian Law: Land, Water and Subsistence
Federal Indian Law in Alaska: Tribal Self-governance - Business, Public Safety Protection of Family,
Total Credits12

At most one 3-credit rural development or Alaska Native studies course at the F400 level.


Or other elective course approved by a rural development advisor.