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International Developement

Master of Arts in International Development

This is a rigorous two-year program requiring 60 units of study, plus the development of a community-level project to the point of implantation, with a detailed Project Report in lieu of a thesis. This is often described as a Major Applied Research Project or MARP. The subject areas to be studied are fully covered in the syllabus for this program. The program is given only in facilitated cohort groups of approximately ten people. Those interested in this possibility should correspond with the Administration about the formation of a cohort in their locality. The MA in International Development degree program is an economic-centered, multi-disciplinary program that combines training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice. To meet theses’ objectives, students will combine development theory with practice so that they will possess the skills needed to work with development organizations across the world. This program emphasizes (1) the development of research skills that are essential for further study in the field of development economics and in practical development work and (2) prepares graduates for employment with government ministries, national and international development agencies, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), and the private sector as governance, procurement, and rural development specialists.


Writing Proficiency for Graduate level

Introduction to Computer Operations

Phase 1 Foundation and Practices of International Development

Foundations of Intercultural Biblical Leadership and Management (3 credit)

Intercultural Communication (1 credit)

Biblical Basis for Community Development (1 credit)

Perspectives on International Development (1 credit)

Critical Inquiry in Assessing Community Needs (3 credit)

Assessing Community Needs (3 credit)

Economics (3 credit)

Economic Analysis of Development (3 credit)

Issues in Sustainable Development (3 credit)

Rural Development (1 credit)

Appropriate Technology (1 credit)

Crucial Linkages in Conflict & Cooperation (1 credit)

Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development (3 credit)

Capacity Development (1 credit)

Sustainable Community Development (1 credit)

Financing Development (1 credit)

Development Management 1: Program Design Management (2 credit)

Project Planning (2 credits)

Phase 2 Practicum Training and Design

Project Practicum and Research Design (3 credits)

Professional Practicum and Research (3 credit)

Phase 3 Field Work in Project Management

Development Management 2: Program Monitoring and Evaluation (3 credit)

Managing Project Cycles for Sustainable Development (1 credit)

Project Planning (1 credit)

Project Development in a Community (1 credit)

International Organization Development (3 credit)

Partnering with Large-Scale Finance Institutions (3 credit)

Policy Advocacy (2 credit)

Project Reappraisal and Refinement (7 credit)

Final Report of the Applied Research Project and Seminar (8 credit)

Research Methodologies (1 credit)

Final Report of the Major Applied Research Project (7 credit)