International Development, M.S.

study abroad students standing in a group smiling

Recognize the growth potential of communities, organizations, and individuals with Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Master of Science (MS) in International Development program. Improve global social, economic, political, and environmental conditions through practical field experience and meaningful development projects that elucidate the guiding love of Christ.

School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

West Palm Beach



Why Study International Development at PBA?

Lead in local and global contexts through PBA’s International Development master’s program. In exploratory courses with a multidisciplinary focus, you’ll establish rigorous academic training and competitive real-world fieldwork experience. With purposeful, Christ-centered understandings of the complex political, economic, and social dimensions of development, you’ll be equipped to create sustainable environments for effective public policy, purposeful market growth, and thriving communities.

  • Christ in the World: Celebrate the transformative power of Christ through scripturally-informed development practices.
  • Evening Learning: Keep up with day-to-day life while completing your degree in our evening program structure.
  • Experiential Fieldwork: Exercise your classroom learning in global contexts like Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Rwanda, and Uganda.
  • Dual Degrees: Accelerate your capacity to serve diverse communities by earning a second master’s degree in Christian Studies or Business Administration.

What You’ll Learn

The International Development master’s program will equip you to:

  • Understand terms and concepts in global development
  • Recognize and apply concepts in the management sciences
  • Examine and evaluate development projects
  • Analyze problems in various contexts of global development
  • Recognize challenges and evaluate solutions

female students smiling and taking notes at Palm Beach Atlantic University

Apply Now

Chart Your Path. Launch Your Future.

Apply Now

Program Details

Pursue multidisciplinary perspectives on innovation and exploration in the development sector with PBA’s M.S. in International Development. Combine leading-edge business and management skills with meaningful insights and experience in collective, curiosity-driven, Christ-founded development projects.

Cultivate managerial skills in areas like corporate strategies, international marketing, and operations management, alongside a deep exploration of development studies. In coursework and fieldwork alike, discover development policy, global economics, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of development projects.

Review the full curriculum for the M.S. in International Development

Build on your existing personal and professional experience with accessible evening courses in the International Development master’s program. Study full time for two years to earn your master’s, and add an MBA with an optional additional semester in an accelerated format.

Expand your studies with a dual degree in Christian Studies (M.A.) or Business Administration (MBA). These concentrated programs allow you to earn two degrees in a consolidated timeframe, with as little as one additional semester of coursework.

Explore all dual degrees available at PBA


Embark on consequential work in the global sphere with an M.S. in International Development. Take the immersive expertise and experience you’ll gain at PBA into rewarding careers in international social and community service and political science—growing fields with salaries averaging from $74,000 to $122,000 per year (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Put your talents into practice in fields like:

  • Government service
  • Public policy
  • Youth development
  • International organizations and advocacy


Office of Admissions

Send Email
Phone: (561) 803-2100

Related Programs

PBA students attend a classroom lecture.

Intercultural Studies, M.A.

With the ever-increasing cultural and religious diversity of societies across the globe, Christian leaders today need formation in intercultural approaches to communication, worship, theology, and ministry.

A biblical studies major reading from a Bible

Christian Studies, M.A.

The MACS degree is designed to prepare those who are eager for an advanced seminary education to further their personal or vocational goals.

Christian Studies, M.A. + International Development, M.S.

Lead with compassion in the global sphere through the jointly awarded Master of Arts in Christian Studies and Master of Science in International Development degrees from Palm Beach Atlantic University.