Global Inclusion and Social Development (PhD)
Our doctoral degree in global inclusion and social development focuses on reasons that various populations are excluded from their communities worldwide. Exclusion can be related to many factors, including gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and economic status.
Our graduates go on to serve as leaders in their communities, as well as national and international nonprofits, state and national government, and the for-profit sphere. In all these roles, they increase inclusion regionally, nationally, and globally.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Here are some examples of how an SGISD graduate could put their degree to use:
- Running a women's shelter in an underserved rural community in the U.S.
- Supporting veterans with disabilities to find fulfilling work
- Training people who are blind or have low vision to navigate independently
- Working with an international nonprofit to empower communities hit hard by natural disasters
- Serving as a consultant to the United Nations on issues around equal access to education
- Conducting research into employment and compensation patterns across ethnic groups in a developing country
- Careers relevant to our PhD graduates include gerontology, conflict resolution, and international relations.
PhD students may go on to run, create, or direct work at nonprofits that improves inclusion within their communities of interest in the U.S. or internationally. In some cases, students may work more directly on inclusion issues at the government, legal, policy, research, consultant, and academic levels.
- 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
All UMass Boston applicants are asked to submit a personal essay. It gives you the opportunity to present yourself in a way that grades and test scores cannot. Our admissions counselors use your essay to determine your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself clearly. Your essay may also be used to consider you for the Honors College and/or any scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify.
- Students who are attending or have graduated from a U.S. high school must submit SAT or ACT scores. Submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is recommended.
- Students seeking full admission to electrical or computer engineering, management, or nursing programs are required to submit their SAT or ACT test scores.
- For students who have a recalculated grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and seek full admissions to the College of Liberal Arts or to the College of Science and Mathematics, SAT or ACT scores are optional but must meet the minimum TOEFL (79-80) or IELTS (6.0) scores required.
Bachelor's Degree Equivalency
International applicants must submit evidence that they have completed the equivalent of a regionally accredited, U.S. university-level Bachelor's degree program. Acceptable documents can include official copies of diplomas, certified final degree certificates, and notation on the final transcript of degree and date awarded. Most international 4-year degrees are recognized as being equivalent. Most international 3-year degrees, including the Indian Bachelor of Arts, Sciences, and Commerce degrees, are not considered to be equivalent.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
Application Fee: 100 USD