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Program in Sustainable International Development The Heller School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University

  • Waltham, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 40%60%
    student ratio
  • 167
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 15
    fall application deadline
  • 48%
    acceptance rate
  • 4 Degrees
    degrees offered

Overview

M.A. in Sustainable International Development Program at Heller School Prepares Leaders for Future Development

The M.A. in Sustainable International Development (SID) prepares leaders. With a particular focus on the developing world, students in this M.A. program learn to design and manage local, regional, national, or international development. In keeping with its mission, the program aims to build a new generation of domestic and international development planners and policy makers for whom a global society free of poverty, preventable disease, and environmental degradation is achievable. This progressive, global approach at the Heller School makes its M.A. in Sustainable International Development program one of the most respected in the nation.

The M.A. Program in Sustainable International Development Examines Diverse Topics and Development Models

In the M.A. program in Sustainable International Development, students examine past and current models of development for their achievements in reducing poverty, hunger, human inequality, and environmental conservation. In looking at sustainable development, the program takes a close look at community mobilization; the politics of CBO, NGO, government, and international agendas; capacity building; and how to overcome the psychology of marginalization. Topics covered in the M.A. program include gender analysis in planning, the integration of conservation and development, and the theory and practice of human rights and development.

Students Can Choose the Master of Arts Program in Sustainable International Development or One of Several Dual Degrees

The innovative professional curriculum in the Master of Arts program in Sustainable International Development includes a year on campus studying with senior researchers and development practitioners, and a second-year field project applying and evaluating methods and models of development. An accelerated track option exempts a select group of advanced development practitioners from the second-year project while increasing the academic requirements for their year spent on campus.

Alternate degree options to the Master of Arts program in Sustainable International Development include a dual M.A./M.B.A., a dual M.A. in Sustainable International Development/M.A. in Coexistence and Conflict, and a joint M.A. in Sustainable International Development/M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies.


Location & Contact

Program in Sustainable International Development

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
United States

Dr. Laurence Simon

Director

Phone: 781-736-2770
Fax: 781-736-2774
Email: sid@brandeis.edu

Jamie McCarthy

Admissions Officer

Phone: 781-736-3923
Email: jamiemcc@brandeis.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Arts/Master of Arts (MA/MA)
      Master of Arts/Juris Doctor (MA/JD)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
    • International Development Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 110
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees 2nd year fieldwork or internship; capstone paper and presentation
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 442
    • Accepted 216
    • Acceptance Rate 48
    • Enrolled 74
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $55
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degrees3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae or resume, 3 years of development experience (international experience preferred)
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Tuition Waivers, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students167
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students167
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American12%
    • White / Caucasian28%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown52%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchWater resource management, human rights, biosphere management, rural development, public policy and governance, gender, conservation, civil society, poverty eradication, project planning and implementation, evaluation, organizational management
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

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