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. 

The UA MDP is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. International application deadline June 1st, 2018.

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We accept U.S. Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows


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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

MDP faculty and alumni work on greening the food deserts of Tucson, Arizona

Arizona MDP students Kelly Amsler, Chloe Hein and Genêt Klasek have published an info note with the CGIAR's Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

Arizona MDP alumna Leigh Anne Schmidt and AZ MDP faculty member Stephanie Buechler published a paper in the Journal of Latin American Geography entitled “'I risk everything because I have already lost everything': Central American Female Migrants Speak Out on the Migrant Trail in Oaxaca, Mexico." As part of her studies with the Arizona MDP progr

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