The economic development graduate minor provides a specialization in the theories and practice of economic development, primarily within the U.S and Alabama. It is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the faculty of participating departments (Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Community Planning, Economics, and Political Science) and is administered by the Master of Public Administration program.
Students may attach the economic development graduate minor to their degrees in agricultural economics (MS and PhD), business administration (MBA), community planning (MCP), economics (MS), public administration (MPA), public administration and public policy (PhD), and rural sociology (MS). To earn the graduate minor, students must complete the program’s basic course, Economic Development and Competition (POLI 7700), two elective courses selected from an approved list, and a one week non-credit economic development training course sponsored by the Economic and Community Development Institute. Contact the Master of Public Administration program for more information.