SIT Graduate Institute

School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT


Details at a Glance

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Our Program

Take the first step toward your graduate education with SIT global master's degrees & certificate programs grounded in experiential tradition.

SIT Graduate Institute prepares students from across the globe to be effective leaders, professionals, and citizens. SIT’s master’s and professional development programs are rooted in the experiential education model, where learning occurs at the nexus of theory and practice. Students are trained to become highly skilled practitioners who have a commanding knowledge of the theoretical basis of their profession; experience in the field; and an awareness of their own capabilities, values, and ethics.

Today, SIT Graduate Institute continues to adapt to a changing world and the ever-evolving needs of its students by developing innovative full-time, face-to-face, global master’s degree programs. It remains as committed as ever to the principles of social justice, intercultural communication, and experiential learning.

Doctorate Degree

Doctorate in Global Education (EdD)

Global Master's Degrees

Master of Arts in Climate Change & Global Sustainability

Master of Arts in Development Practice

Master of Arts in Diplomacy & International Relations

Master of Arts in Global Health

Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance & Crisis Management

Master of Arts in International Education

Part-time Hybrid Master's Degrees

Master of Arts in Global Leadership & Social Innovation

Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance & Crisis Management

Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management 

Master of Arts in International Education 

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership 

Master of Arts in Sustainable Development 

Master of Arts in TESOL 


Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT)

Graduate Certificate in International Education

Certificate in TESOL 


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  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-altGRE not required
  • checkbox-altApplicants whose first language is not English must submit test scores for TOEFL, IELTS or PTE

Additional Requirements

To be considered for admission to a master’s or certificate program, you must have the following:

Master of Arts Degrees and Graduate Certificate in International Education

  • US bachelor’s degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability (not applicable for some certificate programs). Applicants from institutions outside the US must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.
  • Demonstrated English language ability (see details below)
  • Intercultural and professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning

Doctorate in Global Education (EdD)

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) from a graduate master’s degree program of 3.5.
  • Demonstrated English language ability (see details below).
  • Demonstrated interest in the EdD degree at SIT and the ability to address how your prior academic and professional experiences have prepared you to undertake doctoral studies.
  • Ability to process your research topic and its significance to the field and identify your professional goals for the program.

Part-Time Hybrid Programs

It is recommended that applicants to SIT’s part-time, hybrid programs are currently working in their field of study and have experience and familiarity with instructional technology, distance learning, and/or independent learning.

More specific admissions requirements for each program can be found on each degree page.

Application Deadline

Learn more about our application deadlines here.

Student Body

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    female70% Female
  • Male

    male30% Male


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What Our Students Say

  • My MA program as a whole taught me to take a systems approach to problem solving; to look at the big picture, how each part of the whole interacts with one another, and the individual impacts that this creates. This sort of thinking has been immeasurably helpful in my career as a way to approach issues both large and small.

    Victoria Dokken, Master of Arts in Climate Change & Global Sustainability ‘19
  • I really liked the experience-oriented learning—learning by doing—and the opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from other countries.

    Jesse Routte, Master of Arts in Sustainable Development ‘13
  • A key benefit of my SIT experience was developing insights into the challenges of a multicultural society in the public sphere, which helped me in my work and worldview.

    Jaime Tincher, SIT Graduate Institute ‘14

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-altSIT is committed to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your graduate education. SIT’s Financial Aid Office provides guidance on all aspects of graduate financial aid throughout the application process and during your time as a student.