Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development

Second-Year Track Options

The SID program has several options for the second year of study. Students may participate in a practicum, develop a concentration or undertake advanced study. Second-year options are chosen during your first year.

Second-Year Practicum Track

The Second-Year Practicum Track is for students with a minimum of 2 years of related experience who want to gain core skills in one year of coursework, and apply them immediately in a substantial, hands-on practicum in the field.

Students are required to complete a six-month, field-based practicum assignment at a development organization in their second year. They produce a Master’s Paper and deliver a Capstone presentation in May of their second year. There is no tuition fee charged for the second year: students are only required to pay the minimum enrollment fee, a program fee and health insurance.

Second-Year Advanced Study Track

The Second-Year Advanced Study Track is for students with a minimum of 2 years of related experience who want to design a second year program that digs deep in a specific area of study.

For their second year, students are required to work closely with an academic advisor to develop a specialization, develop a course plan of at least 12 credits per semester, write a Master’s Paper and present their research at the SID Capstone event in May of their second year.

Second-Year Concentration Track

The Second-Year Concentration Track is for students with a minimum of 2 years of related experience. This program is best for those who want to take specialized coursework in a specific area, while also conducting a brief practicum in the field.

In their second year, students may conduct a three-month practicum and complete a concentration in Environment, Development Management, or Gender. Students deliver a Master’s Paper and Capstone presentation in May of their second year.

Second-Year Advanced Study with a Concentration Track

The Second-Year Advanced Study with a Concentration Track is for students with a minimum of two years of related experience. This program is best for those students who would like to take two semesters of specialized coursework in a specific area during the academic year and complete a summer practicum.

Students complete a practicum during the summer after their first year and a full academic year of coursework. They can specialize in a concentration in Environment, Development Management, or Gender. Students write a Master’s Paper and present their research at a Capstone event in May of their second year.