SIT adds new Global MA in Humanitarian Assistance


Contact: Rebecca Cross 802-258-3529

Sustainable Development, Peace & Justice MAs also launching in 2019

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – School for International Training is pleased to introduce our second Global Master’s Degree, launching in fall 2019. SIT Graduate Institute’s new MA in Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management aims to prepare students to conduct effective humanitarian interventions in line with legal, ethical, and professional guidelines. It comes at a time when the demand for professionals in the field of humanitarian aid has increased dramatically.

“As someone with over 30 years of humanitarian experience, I know that skilled and thoughtful management of crises and disasters is sorely needed,” said SIT alumna Abby Maxman, president and CEO of Oxfam America. “We live in a time with unprecedented numbers of people displaced from their homes around the globe, and with a tragically steady stream of emergencies coming at us through conflict, disease, famine, and natural events, many significantly worsened by climate change. This new SIT program responds to a global demand for compassionate, highly competent professionals.” 

SIT’s Global Masters format allows students to complete their graduate-level education in up to three different countries by using a global campus approach. Our two Global MAs are:

In addition, SIT Graduate Institute continues to offer low-residency programs designed for working professionals looking to earn their degree while staying in their jobs. Re-launching in 2019 are low-residency MAs in Sustainable Development, with a focus on regenerative practice; and Peace and Justice Leadership. In addition to several weeks in Vermont, those programs also include brief residencies in Mexico and South Africa, respectively.

SIT Graduate Institute low-residency programs are:

SIT Graduate Institute has a longstanding commitment to experiential learning and social justice. Students are trained to become highly skilled practitioners with a developed theoretical basis, experience in the field, and an awareness of their own capabilities. SIT students include experienced professionals who want to sharpen their skills, mid-career professionals seeking to change careers or boost their credentials, and recent college graduates.

More information about our programs can be found at:

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