Jul 03, 2020  

International Development, International Development Emphasis MIDA - Off-Campus

The International Development emphasis is to meet the evolving needs of professionals to advance their field of interest, whether it is humanitarian work, economic development, international business, health, or other professions involved with social, cultural, and political challenges within communities. It is a program to build capacity in leadership based on principles of excellence, justice, and advocacy to embrace sustainable partnerships.

Core Courses—29


Concentration topics include, but are not limited to: Advocacy, Agro Forestry, Civil Society, Cross Cultural Relations, Development Policies of Government and Religion, Disaster Preparedness, Education, Environmental Studies, Food Security, Gender and Development, International Agriculture, Microenterprise, NPO Policies and Operations, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Poverty Mitigation, and Public Health.

Research and Practicum Requirements—5

Total Credits —39

Concentrations in International Development

Students in the International Development Program are required to complete a concentration involving a minimum of ten semester credits in a selected specialization area. The majority of the Concentration courses are completed in an independent format. This allows the student’s specialization area to be uniquely tailored to suit his/her needs and professional goals. A concentration area is selected in consultation with the Concentration Advisor during the first two years of study. Once a topic has been decided, a Concentration Mentor is assigned who, together with the Concentration Advisor, guides the student through the concentration requirements.

IDP Admission Requirements

To be admitted to regular standing into the International Development Program, students must

  • Qualify for general admission   into graduate studies at Andrews University
  • Hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited American university or senior college, or its equivalent from a comparable institution outside the U.S.
  • Demonstrate adequate undergraduate preparation in the proposed field of graduate study and in general education.
  • Indicate ability to handle master’s-level work in the language of instruction.


  • Access to email communication is compulsory for participation in this program.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) transcript requirement is waived for
    students in the overseas program.
  • TOFEL is waived for students in this program.

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