M.S. in International Development and Service
The College of Mount Saint Vincent’s M.S. in International Development and Service prepares students to make a meaningful difference in the world. The program is designed to meet the international demand for socially responsive leaders who can facilitate partnerships in global and diverse communities. Students study a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum ranging across key issues, such as social policy and development, global health, multicultural education, and more. The program, in collaboration with IPSL (formerly the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership), integrates learning with substantial, hands-on volunteer service experience in the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America.
Students gain intercultural competency and learn how to navigate complex partnerships in global communities. They graduate ready to lead agencies that serve diverse populations: global non-profits, community development organizations, and other service-based institutions. Such advocacy research places students in a strong position to secure career-track employment upon graduation, often landing them job offers before they graduate.