About the CIDP

Since the beginning of time, society has relied on individuals with vision, skills and opportunities to improve their communities by helping those in need. The importance of community planning was brought to the public's attention in the 18th century, through the work of Robert Owen (1771-1851). Today, the work of community developers is even more vital than in the past.

Community development workers perform a wide array of tasks that enable communities at the local or international level to change and improve various aspects in the lives of their residents. They work in different settings such as inner-city agencies, service-learning organizations, community service organizations, or community advocacy groups. Additionally, development workers can work overseas in international relief and development agencies as well as for church-based mission programs and agencies.

As the professional market continues to demand specialized knowledge and advanced degrees, graduate studies are progressively a practical, sophisticated and wise career move.

Our program offers you the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Community and International Development (BSCID), and/or a Master of Science in Administration Community & International Development (MSCID).

Furthermore, if you choose to pursue a Master of Science in Administration: Community and International Development (MSCID) at Andrews University and you completed our BS-CID degree, you can qualify for advanced standing (one year MSCID). Students with other educational backgrounds who do not have a BS-CID need two years regular standing to complete the Master degree.