Oct 22, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Community Building (CBLD)

This unique certificate program is designed to develop the competencies of community leaders, professionals and staff of nonprofit organizations in leadership, resource development and program evaluation; in understanding the community as a complex system; in understanding their organizations’ potential for civic action; and in understanding how to improve the capacity of their community organizations to meet their missions and strengthen the community.

The program also has an external focus: to develop competencies for understanding the community as a social system and improving the social bonds and leadership skills among members of the community.

Program Admission

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a Graduate Application
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities (EMU alums do no need to request official transcripts).
  3. Earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution.
  4. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.

International Transcripts - Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

School Information

Social Work, College of Health and Human Services

Jennifer Kellman-Fritz, Ph.D. | Director (Interim) | 323 Marshall | 734.487.6856 | jkellman@emich.edu

Deborah A. Willis, Ph.D. | Graduate Coordinator | 206F Marshall | 734.487.9480 | dwillis@emich.edu

Advisor Information

Marti Bombyk, Ph.D. | 317 Marshall | 734.487.0393 | mbombyk@emich.edu