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MA in Sustainable International Development and Women's and Gender Studies

MA in Sustainable International Development and Women's and Gender Studies

Brandeis University

Brandeis University, Waltham, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
Heller's MA program in sustainable international development (SID) imparts the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to design and manage local, regional, national, or international development. Students in the SID program examine models of development, considering whether they are effective, whether they reduce poverty and inequality, and whether they raise the quality of life. Students consider the state of world development, probe issues that affect future generations, and broaden the skills necessary to plan, negotiate, implement, monitor, and evaluate development programs. Students enjoy a year in residence studying with senior researchers and field-level development practitioners, as well as a second-year field project, internship, or advanced study applying and evaluating methods and models of development. A one-year accelerated track is available for those who have at least five years of mid-level management experience in the development field. The Heller School offers a joint MA in Sustainable International Development and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a dual MA with the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program, a dual MA/MBA in Sustainable International Development, a dual MA/JD program and a dual MA/LLM program with Northeastern University School of Law. Program of Study Students must complete the first year in residence (32 credits) for the MA SID degree, as well as the following WGS requirements in the second year (two semesters in residence): A. WMGS 205a: Graduate Foundational Course. B. A course in feminist research methodologies (WMGS 208b, the Feminist Inquiry course offered through the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies). C. Two elective graduate courses in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (one inside the Heller School and one outside the Heller School).