The School of Architecture’s Master of Community Development (MCD) program will host an online open house on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
The event will include an informational presentation, and faculty, students, alumni and community partners will be available to share experiences and answer questions.
The Master of Community Development is a unique program that takes a holistic approach to the theory and practice of community development with a foundation rooted in service, social justice and sustainability. The program uses the HOPE Model, which integrates human, organizational, physical and economic aspects of community development for a comprehensive approach to the renewal of communities.
The MCD is a unique program not found anywhere else in the United States. While other degree programs focus on one aspect of community development, Detroit Mercy’s program emphasizes a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. Students have collaborated with more than 100 local organizations in support of class assignments, capstone projects, research, internships and fellowships.
The MCD program includes faculty from a number of different academic departments as well as professionals in community development to provide a broad, interdisciplinary foundation. The result is a program that combines theory with practical application.