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Graduate Programs in Development Studies

International Development Graduate Programs (

    • Links to more than 200 programs related to international development.

Princeton University Research Program in Development Studies

    • The Research Program in Development Studies is a twenty-five year old program focused on issues germane to development. In recent years, our research has been centered in economics, particularly in microeconomic foundations of development. Current research interests of our group include the measurement of poverty; household dynamics and individuals' outcomes; the relationship between health and economic development; linkages between income, income inequality and health status; the impact of AIDS on individuals and households in sub-Saharan Africa; global well-being; and schooling, school quality and returns to education.

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    • The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a new Institute generated by the fusion of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies (IUED). The Graduate Institute owes its reputation to the quality of its cosmopolitan faculty, the strength of its core disciplines (economics, history, law, political science, development), its policy-relevant approach to international affairs and development, and its bilingual English-French education. Located in the heart of international Geneva, next to many international organization, NGO's, diplomatic missions and multinational firms, it represents a unique interface between the theory and practice of international relations.

University of Wisconsin Development Studies Ph.D. Program

    • The mission of the program is to prepare Ph.D. graduates for careers in social science research, policy, and education related to international development issues. The target audience includes:(a) young people who wish to prepare themselves for careers in international development;(b) mid-career international development professionals who will return to their original employer or employment sector after earning a Ph.D.

Ohio University International Development Studies Program

    • The International Development Studies Program is dedicated to producing graduates who will be facilitators and catalysts for international development. The study of international development is approached from a multidisciplinary standpoint with a combination of theory and practical application. Students build upon a core program while specializing in one of four concentrations; Development and Gender; Development and Health; Development and the Environment; Development and the Social Sciences.

George Washington University Elliot School, International Development Studies Program

    • The International Development Studies (IDS) program is an interdisciplinary professional master's program that prepares students for professional careers in the field of international development. It is designed to provide a broad understanding and appreciation of current development issues and theories, as well as the processes involved in formulating policy and implementing development projects.

Brown University's Development Studies (DS) Program

    • Brown University's Development Studies (DS) Program consists of the undergraduate concentration and the M.A. program. These programs are designed to provide a comparative perspective on the long-term social, political, and economic changes that have accompanied industrialization and the growth of the modern state in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and in the historical experience of European countries. Among other topics, The DS concentration includes a concern with understanding how processes of change impact the distribution of wealth and opportunity both within and between nations.

The School of International Service (SIS), American University MA in International Development

    • The MAID is designed for students whose professional interests require a broad, multidisciplinary approach to international development theories, issues, and programs. It is particularly useful preparation for those involved in policy analysis, development and global education, and research. The program provides the opportunity for students to examine critically the most current international development theories and policies, and to gain an inside view on the Washington development community by serving as interns with development organizations. Students also have the opportunity to choose an area of concentration from a wide range of options, or to fashion an individually designed specialization relevant to their needs and interests.

Clark University Department of International Development, Community, and Environment

    • IDCE’s four master’s programs are designed to mutually enrich each other, which makes the interdisciplinary education at IDCE unique among other graduate programs in international development and social change, environmental science and policy, community development and planning, or GIS. IDCE graduates pursue careers on the forefront of social change. IDCE students are trained to link theory with practice and to use an integrated approach to solving problems. This enables our students to turn their ideals into reality and to generate constructive change on the issues that inspire them. They learn to grapple with complexity and to analyze problems from various disciplinary perspectives.

Fordham University Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development

    • The Graduate Program's Master of Arts in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) is a 12 course curriculum designed primarily for future and present professionals involved with international economic issues as policy analysts and administrators. Our students usually find employment as financial analysts and economists in business; as policy analysts, economists and program managers in government; or as project managers in the non-profit sector. Such careers require an understanding of political and social perspectives and demand a knowledge of economic analysis.

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Master in Public Administration in International Development

    • The two-year Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) program, the Harvard Kennedy School's newest program, is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development. It is an economics-centered, multi-disciplinary program, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

School for International Training Graduate Institute

    • Founded over 40 years ago as a training center for early Peace Corps volunteers, the SIT Graduate Institute prepares students from more than 30 countries to become informed and effective leaders, professionals, and global citizens. Graduates of SIT’s degree programs go on to start nonprofit organizations, teach languages, become government and civic leaders, and achieve success in the private sector. Through a combination of classroom and field-based learning in fields ranging from international education to international development to language teaching, SIT Graduate Institute enables students to transfer academic learning into real-world practice in the service of social change.

Tulane University Payson Center for International Development

    • The Payson Center for International Development of Tulane University's Law School combines academic degree programs with internships and project-related employment in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Faculty and students are working to improve the quality of life of the world's most vulnerable populations in less economically developed countries. Our academic offerings include a coordinate undergraduate major in International Development as well as Master’s and Ph.D. degrees with a focus on sustainable human development (SHD).

Studying Development: International Course Directory

    • is an initiative set up by a small group of former LSE development students. Our aim is to provide an easy to use online directory to courses in international development. The resources on this website are intended to help orientate those wishing to enter, or already active in the field of International Development. This directory is international in scope and covers professional training, as well as university degree courses. Most of the courses are in the UK.

McGill University Graduate Studies in International Development

    • The new Development Studies Option (DSO) at McGill University is a cross-disciplinary M.A. program that is unique in Canada, if not the world, because it is designed to provide students with a strong practical and theoretical foundation for engaging in genuinely cross-disciplinary research.

University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies

    • The Institute of Development Studies' teaching programme is conducted in collaboration with the University of Sussex and attracts students from all over the world, many of whom already have considerable experience of development practice. We welcome the diversity of academic, cultural and professional backgrounds that our students bring to IDS.

Brandeis University, Heller School Programs in Sustainable International Development

    • The Programs in Sustainable International Development form a community of concerned students and faculty drawn from around the world. Our mission is to help build a new generation of development planners and policy makers in the U.S. and abroad for whom a global society free of poverty, preventable disease, and environmental degradation is achievable.

London School of Economics MSc in Development Studies

    • We will consider applicants with a background in any subject, although a first degree in a social science or humanities subject would be an advantage. Students must take the core course, Development: Theory, History and Policy and the component course on Social Research Methods in Developing Countries, and complete a 10,000 word dissertation. Students on the research programme must also take the course on Foundations of Social Research taught in the Methodology Institute; and an optional course. Students studying for the main MSc will take the equivalent of two full unit optional courses.