Graduate Certificate in International Development
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Program Details

The 100% online International Development graduate certificate from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is designed to provide a specialized study of economic, political, and social development theories and practices, including a historical overview of international development. It is delivered in a flexible format and can be completed in just one year.

Through a curriculum that emphasizes global perspectives, students pursue a generalist study of sustainable development, humanitarian intervention, and poverty reduction. You will learn from expert faculty who bring valuable experience to the online classroom. This program is financial aid eligible and can be applied toward a master's degree from Saint Mary's.

This affordable certificate will provide the specific knowledge you need for success in the NGO/nonprofit sector as an international development practitioner. It includes hands-on opportunities so you are prepared for the demands and challenges of international development work. Graduates are qualified for career paths in social and community service management, fundraising management, and international aid.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)