Economic Development Graduate Certificate

Ensure economic health.

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Start or advance your career within government or the private sector. 

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to make an impact on economic growth. Explore the factors that drive the economy at the local, regional or state level. Learn through immersive academics. Get ready to meet your next mentor. You’ll be prepared, confident and ready for your career. Make a smart investment in your future.  

Possible career options:  

  • housing analyst 

  • development coordinator for environmental organizations 

  • economic and community development extension educator  

  • community development consultant 

  • city or state economic development manager 

  • project manager for regional development council 

  • state and local government development offices 

  • workforce development specialist 

This certificate can be completed on its own or as an area of concentration for the Master of Public Administration (MPA). Combine this certificate with another public administration certificate focus, and you may fulfill the requirements of the MPA.


Maximize your investment of time and money.

Missouri State's total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average.

Financial aid and scholarships are available. In fact, Bears access more than $150 million in financial aid per year.

Advance your skills with this accredited, flexible degree program.

Enjoy a high level of academic excellence. Full-time faculty develop and teach the same curriculum online as taught on campus. Choose electives that interest you and help advance your career.

Get ahead sooner.

Earn your certificate in just 12 credit hours. Use the credits you use in this certificate for a Master's in Public Administration.

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