M.A. Online

International Community Development (Online)

Northwest University

20 months
12834 USD/year
12834 USD/year
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International Community Development (Online) from Northwest University will equip you to work with communities to create sustainable, community-owned and community-honoring change.


International Community Development (Online) from Northwest University curriculum has a practical emphasis and includes qualitative research skills, a six-credit certificate in Outcomes-Oriented Program Management, and opportunities to collaborate with existing nonprofit organizations. You’ll gain a big-picture view of community development and social justice issues, and an understanding of how they are interrelated. You will also be challenged to focus on a particular cause that you care about, and create a project or thesis around this theme.

Students at International Community Development (Online) from Northwest University will:

  • Assess the particularities of culture contexts as they are relevant to the design and implementation of community development interventions;
  • Engage qualitative research methods to identify a community’s core challenges and inherent resources;
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders and external agencies to create contextualized responses to social challenges;
  • Define a personal theological/philosophical framework for a vocation of service;
  • Develop lifelong, habitual practices of authentic self-assessment and personal transformation;
  • Strategize for effective program implementation and management;
  • Analyze relief and development outcomes to assess program impact.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Children, Poverty, And Development
  • Disaster Relief, Development, and Resilience 
  • Funding and Grant Writing 
  • Social and Environmental Justice in Development 
  • Integrative Project 
  • Peacemaking and Reconciliation
  • Project Management for Development 
  • Program Evaluation 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

June–August applications reviewed as space is available


36 SCH



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General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official Transcript or Evaluation
  • Three References 
  • Essay
  • Resume 
  • Interview
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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