Brian Humphries worked full-time during the ICD program. After graduating, the Peace Corps selected him to direct a national youth entrepreneurship initiative in the Dominican Republic. Today, he is working for the Department of Labor bringing various organizations together to stimulate economic development. "The ICD program taught me how to be a trust builder between people and organizations. The Department of Labor saw this skill set and hired me to apply it to their project."
Choose between on campus evening/weekend classes in Kirkland, Washington, or online classes with two weeks in Oxford, England. Our 20 month International Community Development (ICD) program will transform your passion for serving others into a profession that is focused, skilled, and effective.
We represent the gold standard in accreditation. You'll strengthen your professional credibility, and graduate knowing that your degree is widely recognized and deeply respected.
Many organizations require a master's degree. Our ICD program is designed for those who'd like to move their career to the next level and help others on a larger scale.
ICD professors seek to incorporate components of spiritual growth alongside academic learning. Our premise? All truly effective service flows out of a sense of spiritual purpose and theological grounding.
We equip you to understand the culture of a given service context. Our 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.
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.
Our 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.
You can request more information, or speak with our Director of M.A. Student Services for the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences:
Director of M.A. Student Services