Professional Master of Arts in Social Innovation

Preparing graduate students to be change agents, leading cross-sector innovation throughout their organizations, businesses, and communities

Social innovation (SI) is an emerging professional field focused on impact-driven, cross-sector careers (e.g. governmental and non-profit work, socially-focused entrepreneurship, B Corps). Social innovation is engaged in addressing complex social problems such as: childhood hunger, illiteracy, domestic violence, air pollution, food deserts, contaminated drinking water, poverty, and homelessness.

The SI Program is housed in IRIS: The Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department. It is a signature GVSU Program and the only Social Innovation Program in Michigan. 

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STUDENT RESOURCES

Resources available to prospective and current students in the Social Innovation Graduate Program:


2021-2022 MASTER'S PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

Save the dates and register to attend the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 presentations by Social Innovation students in SI 690 and SI 693 as they showcase their research proposals and culminating projects. Refer to the SI Master's Project page for more details.

  • FALL 2021: November 30, 2021 @ 6 PM
  • WINTER 2022: April 13, 2022 @ 6 PM

SOCIAL INNOVATION PROGRAM CONTACTS

Azfar Hussain,
Graduate Program Director
hussaina@gvsu.edu
(616) 947-2233

Justine Kibet,
Academic Coordinator
kibetjus@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-8058

IRIS Department
Faculty and Staff Directory
irisdept@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-8020