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"Preparing individuals for excellence during a lifetime of professional service and compassion in action."
The Community and International Development program offers interdisciplinary study in the humanitarian and development field at the graduate level. This unique approach equips students with the skills needed to identify and respond to social and economic challenges across the globe. Program concentration options offer in depth training - preparing students for professional service in academia, policy, advocacy, project management, and administration.
In order to receive a Masters in Community and International Development, students will complete 33 credits of required coursework in the following areas: Foundation, Tools, and Capstone courses, and have the option to add 12 credits of coursework for a concentration.
This degree is offered in both an on-campus and a blended format. Total Credits - 33-45
To view the courses required please visit the official AU Bulletin Page for the MSCID Program by clicking this link:
A student in the Community & International Development Program has the option to add a concentration to their degree, allowing a greater degree of specialization in one of the fields offered. The concentration area is selected by individual choice and will draw on University faculty strengths. The program director/advisor, in consulation with the student, will select a minimum of 12 credits of elective courses related to the chosen concentration to meet the student’s career goals.
NOTE: Students who choose to complete a concentration will need a total of 45 credits to complete the program.
Click on each concentration title below to see the list of courses available, from which the student will select 12 credits in order to complete the concentration
All applicants must meet the following criteria, in addition to general admission requirements of the Andrews University School of Graduate Studies & Research:
The director of the program may request a personal interview or a third reference and/or other information.
Students who apply for admission to the MSCID program have two options related to the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For those students who are seeking a graduate scholarship, the GRE must be taken. Scholarship amounts are based on the score achieved on the exam. For students who do not seek a graduate scholarship based on the GRE score, the exam is not required.
A reading knowledge of a foreign language is strongly recommended for those planning on graduate work.dm
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Application deadlines are set by the intended term of entry. In order to enter at each of the following terms, please have your application submited by the date listed for that term. If you are an international student, please be aware of visa processing times - you may need to apply earlier than the deadline in order to apply for your visa.
Full-time students typically complete the program in two years.
COMMUNITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
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Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
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