Taught course

Global Development and Social Justice

St John's University · St John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Entry requirements

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken). If your native language is not English, or if your secondary and post-secondary education was not in English, you must take the (1) Test of English as a Foreign language [TOEFL] or (2) International English Language Testing System [IELTS] - More information on the TOEFL or IELTS can be found on page 7 of the St. John's University Graduate Bulletin within General University Information. The TOEFL code for St. John's University is 2799.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to evaluate your ability to succeed in a graduate program of study
  • A statement of personal and professional goals relevant to your interest in the Global Development and Social Justice program

Months of entry


Course content

The M.A. in Global Development and Social Justice at St. John’s University aims at best practices and leadership in global development. Our mission of social justice and human rights advocacy, grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, is reflected through our innovative online methodology. We seek to provide education, especially to those lacking economic and social means.

This innovative multidisciplinary program combines classroom instruction with online learning to offer you the flexibility to pursue in-depth research in a broad variety of critical areas related to development and social justice. Our committed faculty members and support staff will help you understand the causes of poverty and social injustice throughout the world, and encourage you to develop adaptable, effective, and concrete solutions.

The two-year distance learning and on-site program is comprised of 33 credits. You’ll take the first six credits of the program through hybrid-online instruction during a summer at St. John’s beautiful Rome Campus. Twenty-four of the remaining credits are delivered fully online, and you’ll complete the program by taking one more hybrid-online course on the Rome campus.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
2 years months

Course contact details

Robert Medrano