Community Development Policy and Practice
How will I focus my studies?To gain hands-on applied research and professional experience, you will work in the field directly with community partners.
Lauren Prinzo, Davie, Florida
Major: Public Administration
As an assistant professor and extension specialist in WVU Extension Service’s family and community development unit, Lauren Prinzo works with community members across the state to improve their quality of life. She sought out this graduate certificate to expand her skills in community development and engagement.
“This graduate certificate complemented my work and provided me with concrete knowledge, experiential learning and faculty mentors who contributed to my ability to serve communities around the state. I gained valuable experiential learning opportunities and increased my knowledge in community engagement that can apply to many fields.”
She completed a Master of Public Administration degree along with the graduate certificate while working full time.
“It can be difficult to balance work and returning to the classroom as a student. Developing relationships with fellow students and colleagues helps facilitate learning and keeps everyone on track.”
Learn more at the Community Development Policy and Practice site