Community & International Development Program Overview

 

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MISSION CURRICULUM CONCENTRATIONS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FINANCES WHY MSCID APPLICATION DEADLINES PROGRAM LENGTH CONTACT US

 

MISSION


"Preparing individuals for excellence during a lifetime of professional service and compassion in action."

  • Accessible and quality education for leadership and service,
  • Create networks to support community development and practice research
  • Building capacity toward creating sustainable communities worldwide.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:35-36
 
 

CURRICULUM

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:

MSCID Bulletin Page

 

CONCENTRATIONS

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

Development Communication

Development Education

Disaster Preparedness and Management

Global Health

NGO Development and Operations

Peace Studies

Youth in Development

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must meet the following criteria, in addition to general admission requirements of the Andrews University School of Graduate Studies & Research:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in 8 or more credits of previously taken graduate courses graded A-F. Students may be admitted provisionally with a GPA of 2.6 or higher. Such students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher during their first 12 graduate credits to continue in the program.
  • Completed Graduate Application packet.
  • Completed coursework in Statistics and Research. Provisional acceptance may be granted without these courses with the expectation that the student will take them during the first year of enrollment. Credits for these prerequisites will not apply toward the MSCID.

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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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We welcome International Students! To explore resources for International students, please visit:

International Student Services

 

FINANCES

To learn about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit:

Student Financial Services

 

 

WHY CHOOSE MSCID?

  • Offers personalized student-professor interaction.
  • Provides instruction by highly qualified and experienced professors.
  • Empowers students to respond to global humanitarian challenges.
  • Culturally diverse prgoram.
  • Furnishes a mentoring research environment.
  • Enhances personal and professional career development.
  • Organizes academic tours to strengthen field experience.
  • Provides skills to manage projects in diverse and complex settings.
  • Motivates students to attend professional conferences.
  • Core courses that explore concepts of project cycle management.
  • Strong focus on research methods and application for community development.
  • Social science courses that aid in understanding the environment and sustainable development.
  • Courses that develop your skills to plan, implement, and evaluate projects.
  • Courses that provide knowledge in non-profit organizations, accounting, and macroeconomics.
  • National and/or interntional internship experience.
  • Area of concentration to enhance career goals.
  • Research project or master's thesis and portfolio.
 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

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. 

  • Fall (August–December): July 15
  • Spring (January–May): November 15
  • Summer Session 1 (May–June): April 1
  • Summer Session 2 (June–July): May 1
  • Summer Session 3 (July–August): June 1
 

PROGRAM LENGTH

Full-time students typically complete the program in two years.

 

CONTACT US

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GRADUATE ENROLLMENT:
For questions regarding admissions, applications, and enrollment
Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu
Web: andrews.edu/grad

COMMUNITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
For questions regarding program requirements, program information, and advising
Phone: 269-471-6538
Email: cidp@andrews.edu

DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
For general questions regarding program information
Phone: 269-471-3152
Email: bhsc-info@andrews.edu

 

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