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
Chart Your Path. Launch Your Future.
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.
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.
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