About the School

In our interconnected world, understanding the causes of social exclusion is crucial. People worldwide are excluded from their communities for reasons including disability, age, race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Classes at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development (SGISD) focus on research-supported practices that increase inclusion regionally, nationally, and around the world. Instruction is delivered on campus, online, and through international exchange programs.

Our mission statement

Empowering communities locally, nationally, and internationally to advance wellness, educational access, economic participation, and social opportunities for all people by developing leaders, building knowledge, and demonstrating real-world innovations that embrace inclusion.

To achieve this mission, SGISD faculty, students, and staff make the following commitments:

What careers do SGISD graduates engage in?

Our graduates are trained to take on leadership roles in a variety of fields. Here are some examples of how a SGISD graduate could put his or her degree to use:

The McCormack Graduate School has excellent career resources here. Many of them are relevant to SGISD graduates, such as gerontology, conflict resolution, and international relations.

Learn more about our graduate programs

Global Inclusion and Social Development, MA

Global Inclusion and Social Development, PhD

Rehabilitation Counseling, MS

Vision Studies, MEd