IPSL Graduate Study and Service Abroad

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Master's Degree in International Development & Service™

In collaboration with the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York, IPSL offers a graduate program in International Development & Service (IDS). The IDS program is a theory-to-practice, hands-on graduate program that unites rigorous academic work with Service-Learning™

This degree is multi-national and multi-institutional. Graduate candidates in the IDS program study and serve in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. See our partners below!

The IDS program prepares students for careers in nonprofit agencies, NGOs, government, educational institutions, and other organizations with an international and/or diversity focus. International Development is, by definition, a broad topic; typical areas of interest among our students are: human rights/social justice, racial justice, women's empowerment/gender rights, international education, global health, arts/communication for social good, or disaster relief. The degree is flexible, allowing students to follow their passion.

Importantly, IPSL graduates build an international, professional network during their program, making it much easier to find career-track employment following graduation.

The IPSL graduate program in International Development & Service qualifies for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Students may also apply for Grad Plus loans through the federal government to cover tuition and living expenses.

General assistance for all students:

  • IPSL provides Priority Scholarships (often relocation grants and other scholarships). Please inquire for more information.

Scholarships for AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Alums:

  • No processing fee
  • $5500 Matching Award (automatic. no application)
  • The Segal Ed Award may be applied to the IPSL / College of Mount Saint Vincent Graduate Program.

Scholarships for PeaceCorps Alums:

  • No processing fee
  • $5500 automatic scholarship

IPSL is an international, certified Social Benefit Organization (B-Corp) with headquarters in Portland, OR and New York, NY.

IPSL's Mission:

IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity.


Contact information

Date Founded: 1982

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Phone: (503) 395-4775

Fax: (503) 954-1881

4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #200, Portland, OR, 97214, US

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