Community & International Development


Applying for Spring semester 2016?

You may be eligible for a 50% tuition reduction! If you are a planning to enroll as a full time graduate student, please contact our office for more information on this unique opportunity.

Contact Information: or 269-471-6538

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The Community & International Development Program (CIDP) offers master-level education leading to a Master of Science in Community & International Development (MSCID). The competencies graduates are expected to acquire include social-science foundations of community and international development, especially with regard to understanding the causes of poverty and the meaning of people-centered development; skills related to planning, implementing and evaluating development projects including grantsmanship; knowledge of basic principles of organizational behavior; leadership and management as they relate to not-for-profit organizations; understanding of ethical principles and financial analysis for assuring individual and organizational accountability; competency in at least one area of concentration to meet the student's career goals; mastery of social research methods appropriate to the chosen field of concentration; and the ability to communicate effectively to stakeholders bout community development programs and plans.