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M.S. in International Development and Service
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is beginning a 2-year, interdisciplinary Master’s Degree program in International Development and Service in collaboration with IPSL, an organization with a long tradition of developing and delivering successful international, service-learning programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Now accepting applications for Fall 2014 semester

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The Program
 
The program is designed to prepare leaders who serve others through careers with global non-profits, community development organizations, as well as other service-based institutions. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and combines rigorous academic study with significant hands-on volunteer service in the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America.

Graduates will gain intercultural competency, international experience, and a deep understanding of how to navigate complex partnerships in and between global communities. Service placements with community organizations around the world put graduates in a strong position to quickly secure career-track positions upon graduation.

Program Outcomes
The program will train students in areas including social policy and development, and draws from the fields of global health, multi-cultural education, and art as social intervention.

Graduates from IPSL collaborative programs assume leadership roles in agencies serving the needs of diverse populations. And because IPSL graduates build an international, professional network during their program, they often have job offers before they graduate.

Program Structure
The M.S. in International Development and Service is four semesters:
  • The first and last semesters will be completed at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City
  • The second and third semesters are completed overseas with institutional partners. The overseas sites include a choice of two of the following four options: London, England; Lima, Peru; Manila, Philippines; and Siena, Italy

This program will be offered in collaboration with IPSL (formerly International Partnership for Service Learning). IPSL is a 30 year-old mission-driven organization whose founders coined the term “service-learning.”  IPSL’s experience in graduate education is characterized by learning through grassroots experience, where students gain leadership skills and capacities that international organizations need, and solve real problems in informed, responsible ways for communities in the U.S. and abroad.
Please visit IPSL's College of Mount Saint Vincent page for more information.

Sample Courses

The program requires completion of 36 credits:

Semester 1 College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York 7-10 credits
required courses
Institutions and Society 1 credits
Qualifying Course in Area of Specialization 3 credits
Social Research Methods 3 credits
Qualifying Course in Social/Economic Development 3 credits
possible electives (partial list)
Contemporary Health Issues in Urban Education 3 credits
Contemporary Issues in International Education 3 credits
Non-Profit Management 3 credits
Fundraising/Grant Writing 2 credits
Art as Social Intervention 3 credits
Disability as a Social Concern 3 credits
Servant Leadership 3 credits
Foundations of Urban and Multicultural Education 3 credits
Urban and Environmental Education 3 credits
Dynamics of Nursing Leadership 3 credits
Ethical and Policy Issues in Healthcare 3 credits
Semester
2 or 3
St. Mary's University College, London, U.K.   7-10 credits
required courses
Online Institutions in Society 1 credit
Managing for Sustainability 3 credits
possible courses (partial list)
Management and Governance Charity and the Law 3 credits
Global Sustainability and Governance 3 credits
Marketing and Fundraising 3 credits
Strategic Management 3 credits
International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGO) 3 credits
Social Entrepreneurship 3 credits
Charity and The Law 3 credits
Sustainable Development and Tourism 3 credits
Sustainability and Activism 3 credits
Semester
2 or 3
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Lima, Peru 7-10 credits
required courses
Online Institutions in Society 1 credit
Qualifying Course in Social/Economic Development 3 credits
possible courses (partial list)
Latin American Politics: Past, Present, and Future 3 credits
Socio-Demographic, Culture and Organizational Development in the Andean World 3 credits
The Economics of Regional Development in Andean Countries 3 credits
The Integration of the Inca Empire with the Spanish Conquistadores from a Sociological Perspective 1 credit
Communication Sociology 3 credits
The Political and Social Development of the Tawantinsuyo 1 credit
Infrastructure and Education for Development 3 credits
Negotiation, Conflict and Mediation 3 credits
Semester
2 or 3
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines 7-10 credits
required courses
Online Institutions in Society         1 credit
Qualifying Course in Social/Economic Development 3 credits
possible courses (partial list)
Participation and Development 3 credits
Sustainable Development 3 credits
Special Topics in Philippine Development 3 credits
Health Social Sciences 3 credits
Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health 3 credits
Health Policy and Program Analysis 3 credits
Population Studies 3 credits
Community Organization and Community Development 3 credits
Government and Politics of South East Asia 3 credits
East Asian Civilization and Society 3 credits
Semester
2 or 3
International Center for Intercultural Exchange, Siena, Italy 7-10 
credits
required courses
Online Institutions in Society 1 credit
Intercultural Communication: Essential Tools for Global Engagement 3 credits
possible courses (partial list)
Intercultural Pragmatics: Understanding Italian Culture & Language 3 credits
Immigration & the EU: Immigration/Emigration Issues in EU Nations 3 credits
EU Development Policy: European Perspectives on International Engagement 3 credits
International Organizations and the role of NGOs 3 credits
A European Perspective on Protection of Human Rights 1 credit
NEPAD vs Structural Adjustment: Focus on Cameroon 1 credit
Semester 4 College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York
required courses
Institutions in Society 1 credit
Comprehensive Project 3 credits
History and Ethics of International Service-Learning 2 credits
Qualifying Course in Development (first or fourth semester) 3 credits
possible courses
Contemporary Health Issues in Urban Education 3 credits
Contemporary Issues in International Education 3 credits
Non-Profit Management 3 credits
Fundraising/Grant Writing 2 credits
Art as Social Intervention 3 credits
Disability as a Social Concern 3 credits
Servant Leadership 3 credits
Foundations of Urban and Multicultural Education 3 credits
Urban and Environmental Education 3 credits
Dynamics of Nursing Leadership 3 credits
Ethical and Policy Issues in Healthcare 3 credits

Admission
The M.S. in International Development and Service at CMSV will begin in Fall 2014. We will be accepting applications in April 2014. This program will accommodate 2 cohorts per year (Fall and Spring start time). View Admission Requirements.

Contact
For additional information regarding tuition, fees, and admissions requirements, please contact cmsv@ipsl.org.