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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 23, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nongovernmental Organizations and Civil Society, MID

NGOs and Civil Society (NGOCS)

Much of the work that has defined change around the world has been the domain of nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s). The nongovernmental organizations and civil society (NGOCS) major prepares students for a future in a world where NGO’s are committed to social change in the shifting landscape of the human condition. Students acquire knowledge in management strategies and politics and courses cover such topics as alleviating hunger, advocating for human rights and promoting public health.

GSPIA NGOCS students have the opportunity to develop experience through internships, both domestic and international, as well as the change to build expertise in issues such as grant writing, education or health care that will serve them well following graduation. Our approach is to act as advocates of change with our courses and faculty inspiring and empowering students to make a difference. Graduates go on to work with individual governments, regions and communities around the globe to improve the quality of life.

The major curriculum, comprising 12 credits, follows:

GSPIA Core Requirements: 12 credits

(See Master’s Degree Requirements)

NGOCS Major Courses: 12 credits

Electives: 18 credits

Minimum Required Credits: 48 credits

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