Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
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Online MA in International Development

Be the change agent that changes the world.
Turn your desire to better the world into a rewarding career with the online Master of Arts in International Development. This affordable, flexible program integrates theory with real-world application — so what you learn today, you can use in the field tomorrow.
Upon graduation, you will have the tools and knowledge to confidently create and lead sustainable projects across the globe ranging from social development, international relations and micro finance to global education and beyond.

Why Choose an Online Master’s Degree in International Development Program with Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

  • Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as skills through unique courses in project management, media relations and academic research and writing
  • Curriculum designed for and by practitioners that provides both theory and practice
  • Experienced field practitioners make up our faculty

Impact Your Career and Make an Impact

You already have the passion and drive to help others, so gain the skills to help create change on a grand scale. With Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s online Master of Arts in International Development, you’ll gain the tools needed to advance within your current company or to create new, powerful, and impactful initiatives domestically and abroad. You’ll graduate with the ability to apply innovative solutions to whatever human and social conditions you are faced with using the following skills and learning outcomes:

  • Intercultural communication skills that will allow you to navigate international policy and cultural differences in order to solve global problems.
  • Organizational strategy skills to effectively lead a non-profit, NGO, advocacy organization, or international relief effort.
  • Fundraising skills that will inform you how to find donors, manage resources, and finance humanitarian work.
  • Project management skills needed to manage international projects, navigate foreign aid regulations, and work with foreign governments and social service providers.

Top Jobs for MA in International Development Graduates

  1. Policy Adviser
  2. Program Director
  3. Trade Officer
  4. Communication Officer
Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts job growth for social and community service managers to increase 21 percent by 2022, much faster than most other professions.

The affordable tuition includes an iPad. This provides you with the ultimate benefit of online learning — you can complete your coursework anywhere and on your time.

U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review and Forbes rank Saint Mary’s University as a top institution.

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