Master of Arts in International Community Development

Southeastern University’s MA in International Community Development caters to working adults seeking to help others — domestically or internationally — through ministry, business and social services. This degree prepares you to influence the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning and leadership. Our interdisciplinary approach gives students the skills needed to make an impact through relief and development agencies, international government, church ministries, corporate relations and philanthropy, healthcare, project management, education or research. A one-week international practicum in El Salvador is included in the cost of attendance.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the MA in International Community Development program will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of core business concepts.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and effective problem-solving skills in ministry using multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Apply multidisciplinary concepts, skills and principles to real-world leadership and organizational situations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to plan and evaluate human services programs.
  • Identify and apply professional networking skills through various forms of media.

Total Credits: 36 hours
Program Length: 12 – 24 months
Program Delivery: Online
Tuition: $495 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an application to
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A 4 – 5 page personal statement addressing the student’s reason for seeking a graduate degree in international community development
  • Three references (one academic, one professional, one personal)
  • Background check


BUSI 1013 Introduction to Accounting and Finance OR BUSI 2233 Principles of Managerial Accounting
Business Core (12 Hours)
BUSI 5003 MBA Principles
BUSI 5533 Global Social Entrepreneurship*
BUSI 5503 Accounting & Finance
BUSI 5333 Global Business Management
* One week, intensive study abroad course in El Salvador.
Christian Ministries Core (12 Hours)
PMIN 5473 Foundations of Cross Cultural Ministry
PMIN 5233 Managing Change and Conflict
PMIN 5243 Strategic Missional Leadership
THEO 5503 Shape of Practical Theology
Human Services Core (12 Hours)
HUSV 5223 Human Services & the Community
HUSV 5033 Program Planning & Evaluations
HUSV 5063 Group Development & Change in Human Services
HUSV 5003 Human Services Administration

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