International Development—MIDA (off-campus)

The Master of International Development Administration (MIDA) has been educating professionals to advance their field of interest, whether it is humanitarian work, economic development, international business, health, education or other professions involved with social and community needs. 

The off-campus Master of International Development Administration (MIDA) program is an interdisciplinary, interschool graduate program. On a basic level, students will explore social science foundations especially in regard to probing the meaning of people-centered development. Students will develop skills related to program planning, implementation, and evaluation and will gain knowledge in principles of organizational behavior, leadership and management as they relate to non-profit organizations. Further, ethical principles and financial analysis for assuring individual and organizational accountability will be covered. Social research methods and techniques will be mastered. Students will obtain competency in one concentration emphasis to meet their career goals.

This program allows a student to:

  •  Part time study as a full-time professional
  • Become competitive with an internationally recognized master’s degree
  • Expand global network through a multicultural and professional study body
  • Interact with highly qualified faculty with international and community development experience
  • Benefit from an affordable financial package

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Program length

This 39 credit program typically takes three years to complete. Classes are taught during 2-3 week annual intensive sessions at extension sites in various locations around the world. Students are required to attend four intensives sessions to complete the core courses.

Application Deadlines

There are no application deadlines for the International Development Program. Enrollment is on a rolling admission basis.


  • International Development
  • Organizational Leadership

Core course comprise of 26 credits with 13 credits tailored to a focus area to meet the student’s career goals. 

Teaching sites

The International Development Program offers its classes in multiple regions and languages around the world. Venues and languages are subject to change but currently include:

  • Chile (Spanish)
  • Dominican Republic (Spanish)
  • Ghana (English)
  • Ukraine (Russian)
  • Kenya (English)
  • South Africa (English)
  • Togo (French)

A university campus is the preferred venue in each region for the teaching sessions.

Academic requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum 2.60 (or 2.75 on the last half of undergraduate courses). The entire student profile is considered during the admissions process; students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may also apply.

Admission requirements

  • Transcripts from educational institutions in the U.S.
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution in the U.S. must upload unofficial transcripts directly in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
  • Transcripts from educational institutions from outside of the U.S.
    • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. program must upload original language and literal English translation unofficial transcripts in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
  • Recommendations: Two recommendations are required from professionals—such as advisors, major professors, and employers—excluding relatives. You are asked to provide names and email addresses on the online application, and then recommenders will receive an email with a direct link to the form.
  • Resume or professional history: Information about your employment, research, or special projects.
  • Statement of Purpose: A 500-word essay explaining your objectives in seeking a graduate degree at Andrews University. Include a description of your personal, professional, and academic goals; your philosophical perspective; and what you hope to accomplish professionally in ten years following the completion of your degree.
  • A-levels: A copy of the A-level certificate, where applicable.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.


To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

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