The Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program brings together talented students and faculty who have dedicated themselves to reducing the grinding impacts of global poverty and defining the pathways to enhance well-being for the under-resourced and socially excluded.


The UA MDP is currently accepting applications on a case by case basis for Fall 2016. Email us at for more information. 

We accept U.S. Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows

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MDP News

The Master's in Development Practice Program is excited to welcome Katherine Snyder as the new Director of the program. Katherine has over a decade of experience living and working in several African countries. Her work has focused on political and social change, agricultural development and community-based natural resource management.

The UA MDP proudly graduated 9 students this spring.  Ashley Erbe, Albert Castella, Padriac Finan, Sophia Jones, Kierstin Kohn, Valon Osmani, Emma Barker-Perez, Daniel Kabede, and Nikki Skelton all completed their MDP degree.

Please see our spring newsletter!

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Contact Information

Master's in Development Practice (MDP) Program
School of Geography and Development
PO Box 210076
Tucson, AZ  85721
ENR2 South 4th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-1652 Phone
(520) 621-2889 Fax