Who Should Apply?
International development professionals, social service providers (including those who may already hold advanced degrees in their areas of specialization) as well as those who seek careers in the varying fields of sustainable development and social justice will find that the M.A. in GDSJ will serve to expand their horizons and provide a solid theoretical and practical foundation for their future work. Students who are interested in sustainable development, international relations, nonprofit management, and human rights are also encouraged to apply.
- An accredited bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
- Proficiency in English (written and spoken). Applicants whose native language is not English, or whose secondary and post-secondary education was not in English must take the (1) Test of English as a Foreign language [TOEFL] or (2) International English Language Testing System [IELTS] - More information on the TOEFL or IELTS can be found on page 7 of the St. John's University Graduate Bulletin within General University Information. The TOEFL code for St. John's University is 2799.
- Two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant’s ability to succeed in a graduate program of study
- A statement of personal and professional goals relevant to the applicant’s interest in the concentration in Global Development and Social Justice
Transfer of Credit:
Due to the distinctive nature of the program, we do not accept transfer credits.