WCIU has full institutional approval from the State of California to grant B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Development. WCIU does not offer a B.A. program at this time.
The Master’s Program requires the completion of a standardized, foundational 32 semester-unit program, including a Capstone Project, within 2 to 10 years. Students propose a local mentor who must be approved by the University and who must have a graduate degree in a relevant field such as biblical studies, history, or anthropology. WCIU Catalog
Students in the Ph.D. program are normally recruited by a major advisor who has identified specific areas needing research within the field of International Development, as defined by WCIU. The student serves in an apprentice relationship with the major advisor who, along with a committee of qualified scholars, guides the student in designing the doctoral learning contract (DLC). This contract includes a minimum of 46 semester units of course work and a dissertation. WCIU Catalog