CLD Graduate

CLD Graduate

CLD Masters Program

Rebekah Epps

Associate Professor

(859) 257-3275 304 Garrigus Building 325 Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40546

The Master's of Science in Community and Leadership Development at the University of Kentucky is a unique multidisciplinary program that prepares you for continuing on for a Ph.D. in several different disciplines (e.g., Agricultural Education, Agricultural Leadership and Development, Communications, Rural Sociology), or a broad range of careers.

Our curriculum integrates a solid foundation in social science theory and research methods. Students are challenged to understand and then apply both theory and methods in diverse contexts as both independent and collaborative scholar/professionals.

Our graduate students are expected to be engaged professionals participating in scholarly organizations, social change initiatives, community development associations, or community media campaigns. They should demonstrate the depth and breadth of their knowledge and skills through applied service or research projects. Finally, students are expected to contribute their expertise as academic, organizational and community leaders.

Many of our faculty and students team up on a research, teaching, or outreach project. Their work often involves a partnership with citizen groups, community-based organizations, and/or state/local governmental units in order to address a particular set of social issues.


Masters Planning Guidance

Masters Planning and Progress


CLD Graduate Program Handbook

CLD Graduate Handbook


Learn more about the Grad Program

Graduate Admissions Form


Learn more about a Masters in CLD

Graduate Brochure


Learn about Initial Certifications

MIC Information Form

Contact Information

Dr. Wes Harrison, Ph.D.
Department Chair

500 W.P. Garrigus Building Lexington, KY 40546-0215

(859) 562-2788