Global Inclusion and Social Development (MA)
Our 36-credit master’s 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 graduates include gerontology, conflict resolution, and international relations.
- 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
A minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or international equivalent) in all undergraduate work. Please note that some programs may require a supplemental list of coursework and/or discipline-specific GPA calculation.
At the time of enrollment, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing or an international equivalent.
- Some programs require official GRE or GMAT test scores. Please review the program requirements to confirm.
- Applicants who completed undergraduate coursework outside of the United States may be required to submit English proficiency test results, even if they are permanent residents or citizens of the U.S.
- UMass Boston’s institution code is 3924. We can only accept official score reports sent electronically or in hardcopy directly from the testing agency.
- In accordance with Massachusetts state law, Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions policy permits residents of Massachusetts who have been diagnosed as developmentally disabled (including those with specific language disabilities, such as dyslexia, but not including those whose sole disability is blindness) to request a waiver of the requirement to submit GRE, GMAT, or MAT scores. To qualify for a waiver, an applicant must submit documentation of their disability. Some graduate programs require an alternative mode of assessment (e.g., a writing sample) in lieu of the standardized test score. For information, contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions.
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
Application Fee: 100 USD
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