SIT Graduate Institute

School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

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  • Application Fee

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  • Financial Aid Available

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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) Summer Peacebuilding Program (Brattleboro, Vermont)

Graduate Certificate in International Education (online with short residency in Vermont)

Certificate in TESOL (various locations)


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50


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Additional Requirements

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

US bachelor’s degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability

Demonstrated English language ability (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE); GRE not required.

Intercultural and professional experience

Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning

Online Low-Residency Programs:

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

Application Deadline

All degree and certificate programs have a priority deadline of late January (rolling admissions).

Student Body

  • Female

    female 70% Female
  • Male

    male 30% Male


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Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-alt SIT Graduate Institute is committed to helping students from all socioeconomic backgrounds follow their passion and realize their potential through an SIT master’s degree. As part of SIT’s commitment to student success, we provide nearly 90 percent of our students with scholarships and grants from SIT funds — more than $1.3 million dollars each year. US students and permanent residents may apply for federal student loans, and international applicants are eligible for specially designated financial aid funds administrated by SIT.