CORE CURRICULUM

The core curriculum for the MDP program consists of 47 credits. 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

Macro and Microeconomic Tools: AREC 512

3

Principals of Social Science for Development: DVP 601

3

Global Classroom: DVP 641

3

Methods in Development Practice: DVP 640

3

 

Courses

Units

 

 

Spring 1

Intro to Global Health and Development: CPH 533

3

Global Health Course (any approved by adviser)

3

Intro to Natural Systems Course (any approved by adviser)

3

Essential Management Principles: DVP 630

3

Cross Cohort: DVP 642A

1

 

Courses

Units

Summer

Summer Practicum

2

 

Courses

Units

 

Fall 2

The Role of Culture in Sustainable Development: DVP 602

3

Research Tools and Application for Development: DVP 631

3

Applied Natural Resource Course (any approved by adviser)

3

 

Courses

Units

 

Spring 2

Any Elective Course

3

Any Elective Course

3

Master’s Report: DVP 909

3

 

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