WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,738 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Master of Arts in Community Development
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Human and Social Sciences
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Admission Requirements

Qualifications for admission to the Master of Arts in Community Development are/will be:
– An undergraduate or a higher degree in Community Development or related degrees from an accredited institution of higher learning, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), or a degree awarded with an upper second class honours or a practical involvement, or with demonstrated commitment to and interest in community -oriented service.
– Applicants with a first degree in fields unrelated to development studies may be admitted but will be required to start with specified zero credit hours in community development. These courses are DEV-111 Introduction to Community Development, SOC-111 Introduction to Sociology, and PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology,
– Applicants from undergraduate community development programme will not be exempted from any course or have any credit transfers since this is an advanced level programme
– A born-again Christian

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Advice worker.
– Community development worker.
– Community education officer.
– Family support worker.
– Probation officer.
– Social worker.
– Teaching assistant.
– Youth worker.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,738
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,738

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 187,920KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 193,920KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

Dr Solomon Nzyuko
Coordinator, Department of Development Studies
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries