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 Arizona MDP is now accepting applications for Fall 2019.

Find out more about our admissions process and read a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). 

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or to schedule a visit if you are a prospective student. 

We encourage Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows! Read more about our current 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

Spring 2019 Newsletter of the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development (SGD)

“Most people I speak with about sustainable development think that crumbling infrastructure, social injustice, and entrenched poverty are things that happen 'out there'.  They aren't present in...

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