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School for Global Inclusion and Social Development


The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development focuses on social justice and economic development from an international perspective. Our emphasis is on groups of people who are excluded from communities here in the U.S. and abroad, due to gender, ethnicity, age, economic status, and other conditions.

Save the Date  and register now for the Building Inclusive Communities Conference, being sponsored by Umass Boston and SGISD! Don't miss the chance to attend this global conference, focused on how to increase inclusion in diverse communities and populations, on December 3-4, 2015.

In December 2014, the Boston Globe Magazine listed us as #10 in their article 12 Ideas for Making Boston More Inclusive.

In February 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked our rehabilitation counseling master's program #1 in New England.

We offer both a MA and a PhD in Global Inclusion and Social Development. Download our Master's Degree Student Handbook or our Doctoral Degree Student Handbook.

Below, watch a talk by Ecuador’s Ambassador to the U.S., Nathalie Cely. She joined us as part of our school’s Innovations Seminars series. Watch more videos about our school here.