CURRICULUM

Degree Requirements and Courses Overview

Over the course of 22 months students complete 49 credits of development-focused coursework. Students take required foundational courses with their cohort the first year, then a combination of cohort and electives the second year.
 
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to development studies, students take courses in the following thematic areas: Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Development Management and Integrative Coursework where these themes are woven together. See below for a sample plan of study.

Plan of Study

Semester

Courses

Units

 

 

Fall 1

Boot Camp: DVP 600

1

Principals of Social Science for Development: DVP 601

3

Intro to Natural Systems: DVP 620 

3

Methods in Development Practice: DVP 640

3

 
Statistical analysis (e.g. AREC 548, SOC 570a)
 
3

Cross-cohort professional development seminar: DVP 642A

1

 

Courses

Units

 

 

Spring 1

The Role of Culture in Sustainable Development: DVP 602

3

Intro to Global Health and Development: CPH 533

3

Managing to Collaborate on Environmental and Natural Resources Conflicts: LAW 582

3

Essential Management Principles: DVP 630

3

Cross-cohort professional development seminar: DVP 642A

1

 

Courses

Units

Summer

Summer Practicum

2

 

Courses

Units

 

Fall 2

Research Tools and Application for Development: DVP 631

3

Economic Policy in Developing Countries: ECON 512 (or other elective approved by adviser.) 

3

Applied Natural Resource Course (any approved by adviser)

3

 
Cross-cohort professional development seminar: DVP 642A
 
1

 

Courses

Units

 

Spring 2

Global Health Course (any approved by adviser)

3

Any Elective Course

3

Master’s Report: DVP 909

3

 
Cross-cohort professional development seminar: DVP 642A
 
1

Students may consult this suggested list of electives or discuss other course options with their advisors.