Master of Arts in Sustainable Development
"SIT provided the space for me to challenge myself to unlearn many untruths from my professional and personal pasts and to gather more understanding, knowledge, and skill from a rich and diverse community and from within myself."
—Korto Williams, Women’s Rights Coordinator Action Aid International, Liberia
SIT’s Sustainable Development MA prepares graduates for positions in organizations working toward a more equitable and sustainable use of the world’s wealth and natural resources. The program emphasizes the importance of civil society actors and institutions, including NGOs, community programs, social movements, coalitions, and faith-based organizations.
Examine competing theories and approaches to development while building competencies in key areas such as:
- Community empowerment
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Policy analysis
- Advocacy and training
- Economic development
- Program planning
- Proposal writing
Acquire skills and training to work in a wide range of development-related fields
Students develop skills to work in community development, economic development, and many other areas of need across the globe, through coursework and field study. Students gain professional experience through an extended practicum with an organization of their choice that is relevant to their professional goals.
Optional concentrations typically include*:
*Not all concentrations may be available every term.
Join a global network of development projects and professionals
SIT Graduate Institute is the higher education institution of World Learning, a leading international development organization, and as such is uniquely qualified to prepare its graduates to work with communities around the world in meeting their development needs. By drawing on the World Learning/SIT global network of contacts and development projects, graduates can advance their careers by building connections worldwide.
Students may be able to pursue part-time study with written approval from the appropriate faculty.
|Attend an open house on October 11, 2013 (Vermont) to learn more.
Alum Korto Williams
Women’s Rights Coordinator
Action Aid International, Liberia
"SIT provided the space for me to challenge myself ..."
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