Advanced Study

The second-year advanced study option includes a full year of coursework and independent study at SID that allows students to deepen their knowledge of the holistic, interdisciplinary field of sustainable development.

Students build on the generalist approach of the first year, having the opportunity to choose from a broad range of courses at Heller, Brandeis, and other schools in the Boston area to design a personalized multidisciplinary program of study.

Advanced study students benefit from master’s seminars that offer one-on-one and group training and deepen skills in critical thinking, library and desk research methods, and professional writing for development workers.