Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management (Self-Designed)

"My SIT education was rich with opportunities to learn about human behavior and the world—all within a culturally diverse student body. At SIT, I developed critical competencies for working with local and global communities and a deep appreciation for diversity."

—Vivian Lee, Assistant EEO Manager, Affirmative Action Officer, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Design your own interdisciplinary graduate degree program to fit your career objectives.


SIT’s flexible, self-designed master’s degree program allows students to gain exposure to several different degree fields or receive targeted professional training.

In close consultation with faculty advisors, students design their curriculum by drawing on the array of resources and course options offered each term by SIT Graduate Institute, including courses offered through the following degree programs:

The self-designed program incorporates multidisciplinary coursework and experience in the field. Graduates are prepared for positions in a host of professional venues, including international organizations and NGOs, educational institutions, the media, the private sector, and government.

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Degree Sequence
  • On-campus coursework (two terms)
  • Reflective Practice Phase, including a field-based practicum in the US or abroad (minimum six months) with related academic work
  • Capstone paper, presentation, and seminar in Vermont (one week)

Students may be able to pursue part-time study with written approval from the appropriate faculty.

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