The Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program brings together talented students and faculty who have dedicated themselves to addressing the challenges of global poverty and defining new approaches to enhancing well-being for the under-resourced and socially excluded. The Arizona MDP program emphasizes holistic, social justice-based approaches to pressing development challenges and prioritizes context-specific solutions. As a practice-based professional degree program, we welcome students interested in gaining the skills and perspective necessary for work in the field of international and community development, as well as students with existing professional experience who wish to further hone their analytical and managerial skills and practice.

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Contact Information

Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Program
School of Geography and Development
PO Box 210137
Tucson, AZ  85721
ENR2 South 4th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-1652 Phone
(520) 621-2889 Fax


MDP News

Bianca Comer, Cecy Cuevas, Amanda Monroy, Shannon Jones and Devin Crim (not in photograph) all presented their Final Reports on May 8th. Congratulations! 

Their Final Report titles are... Read more

MDP affilated faculty Dr. Sapana Doshi recently began new research on stories of corruption in relation to urban real estate, land grabbing and redevelopment in Mumbai and Bangalore, India. This... Read more

MDP candidate Amanda Monroy has recently become Co-Chair of the Pima County City of Tucson Women's Commission. This is an advisory board to the City Council and the Board of Supervisors and... Read more

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