International Community Development

Northwest University

M.A. Online
679 USD/credit
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The Master of Arts in International Community Development degree online global hybrid program will transform your passion for serving others into a profession that is focused, skilled, and effective. You'll learn from practitioners in the field who have developed successful international programs. 

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Why Choose A Masters in International Community Degree Online at Northwest University?

Receive the highest accreditation possible.

NU represent the gold standard in accreditation. You'll strengthen your professional credibility and graduate knowing that your degree is widely recognized and deeply respected.

Grow your career. Expand your influence.

Many organizations require a master's degree. The Online Masters in International Community Development program is designed for those who'd like to move their career to the next level and help others on a larger scale.

Maximize your cross-cultural influence.

NU equip you to understand the culture of a given service context. The core belief? You must know a culture deeply—and surrender yourself to the wisdom of those whom you serve—if you want your efforts to have maximum impact.

Deepen spiritually at a Christian university.

ICD professors seek to incorporate components of spiritual growth alongside academic learning. The premise? All truly effective service flows out of a sense of spiritual purpose and theological grounding.

Learn through hands-on experience.

Through intensive hands-on engagement with real-world challenges, you will learn to think critically and integrate the tools of project management, presentation, program evaluation, and qualitative research.

Focus on your passion.

The program is unique in that it allows you to tailor your fieldwork, coursework, and thesis project to your specific interests. It's an approach that fosters true mastery of a particular area of praxis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practicum I: Project Management
  • Culture Studies in a Global Context
  • Community Development
  • Practicum II: Funding, Grant Writing, and Volunteer Management
  • Research for Social Change

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IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    679 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 679 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    679 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 679 USD per credit and a duration of  .


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

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