Community & International Development
Applying for Fall semester 2014?
You may be eligible for a 45% 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.
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Graduating December 2014 or Later?
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CIDP Deadlines for 2014- 2015 School Year
Follow this link to view deadlines for the upcoming school year. If you are intending to graduate in December, please pay close attention to the Comprehensive Exam and Thesis Project submission deadlines.
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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.