SIT Graduate Institute announces two new part-time hybrid degrees

Publication Date: November 10, 2020
Publication Location: BRATTLEBORO, VT
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger  |  media@sit.edu

School for International Training is proud to announce the launch of two new accredited part-time, hybrid master’s degrees in Global Leadership & Social Innovation and Humanitarian Assistance & Crisis Management.  

The Vermont-based SIT Graduate Institute will welcome the first cohorts of both degrees in summer 2021. These two-year programs combine intensive online coursework with brief residencies, which allow mission-driven professionals to remain at their current jobs while preparing to step into leadership roles. Faculty will guide students through experiential coursework designed to develop leaders and changemakers who can respond to some of the most critical global issues of our time, including human-made and natural disasters, and contribute to positive social impact in the nonprofit, government, corporate or philanthropic worlds. SIT is currently accepting applications for these degrees with a priority deadline of January 31 and rolling admissions thereafter.

The Master of Arts in Global Leadership & Social Innovation prepares students to launch new organizations or enterprises with novel approaches to social change. The program features summer residencies in Vermont and India, where students will have opportunities to engage with leaders of organizations catalyzing change in a variety of fields.

“This degree prepares up-and-coming leaders with a global mindset and the tools to create or influence unique processes, ideas, and programs that address the most pressing and unmet social and environmental needs,” said degree program chair Dr. Katy de la Garza. 

The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance & Crisis Management builds on the success of the global master’s degree of the same name, which was introduced to the SIT portfolio in 2018 and has been popular among students with public health and humanitarian interests. With summer residencies in Vermont and Spain, this program equips students to lead principled, inclusive and professional interventions in a range of humanitarian sectors.

“We designed this hybrid degree program to offer working professionals an opportunity to build the skills and abilities needed to effectively deploy humanitarian and crisis management programs,” said degree program chair Dr. Bayan Abdulhaq.

The new degrees expand on SIT Graduate Institute’s stable of other accredited part-time, hybrid MAs in Sustainable Development, Peace & Justice Leadership, TESOL, International Education and a self-designed degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management, putting SIT at the forefront of global institutions sending effective leaders, professionals and change-makers into the world.

SIT also offers a suite of global MAs in Climate Change & Global Sustainability,  Development Practice, Diplomacy & International Relations, Humanitarian Assistance & Crisis Management, Global Health and International Education. On the one-year global MAs, students study a critical global issue in up to four countries, with coursework in SIT centers around the world capped by students’ final practica, which, for most programs, may be completed in the U.S. or abroad.

Many SIT graduates go on to work in high-level positions with institutions such as the United Nations, nongovernmental organizations and major foundations across the globe.

To learn more about SIT Graduate Institute programs, visit our website. To learn more about the School for International Training and its programs for students at every age on every continent, see SIT’s website.