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International Community Development

Master of Arts

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Make an impact in the global community.

Our interdisciplinary approach provides you with the skills you need to make an impact through development and relief agencies, church ministries, international government, healthcare, philanthropy, education and more. Become uniquely prepared to work across various disciplines while learning from faculty who are experts in their respective fields.

About This Degree

Three core course areas make up the curriculum for our online master’s in international development:

Business
Explore the fundamentals of critical business aspects such as quantitative decision-making methods and managerial accounting, finance and economics. Learn the holistic blend of business concepts as evangelism, business operations and mission endeavors. Study the theory and application of social entrepreneurship in an international context. Experience a one-week study abroad trip to El Salvador.

Christian Ministry
Study the complexities of ministry in cross-cultural and sub-cultural settings. Explore practical theology and issues related to questions about the nature of God’s presence in everyday life. Discover the dynamics of leading a congregation and how to manage conflict when difficult situations arise. 

Human Services
Explore how human services affect communities. Examine historical and contemporary trends in human services administration and the theory, process and procedures of program planning and assessment. Learn effective team development as you explore how human services is a collaborative process among different areas. 

Program Details

Credit Hours: 36

Est. Program Length: 12–24 months 

Tuition: See rates

Our flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Please note: This program is ideal for those desiring to work internationally.  It does not, however, prepare you for state licensure as a clinical professional.

Career Ideas

Our online master’s in international development will prepare you for a variety of careers that allow you to make positive change in the world, including work in:

  • Relief and Development Agencies
  • Church Ministries
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Relations and Philanthropy