Social injustice, economic inequality, climate change and environmental degradation pose significant obstacles to achieving sustainable development across the globe. The MDP program at Arizona gives you the unique opportunity to engage with these issues internationally and along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
About the Program
Learn more about the history of the MDP program and our unique environment near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Learn about the requirements needed to apply to the MDP program.
Meet our current MDP graduate students and learn more about their work.
Explore what you can do with an MDP degree and see career paths our alumni have taken.
"The Arizona MDP helped set me up to succeed by providing the technical skills needed to design, implement, and analyze development projects. However, while my daily work certainly utilizes these skills, I feel that the most valuable component of the program is that it combines a historical context of development and a problem-solving mentality – students learn why pervasive issues such as poverty, inequality, and poor health exist, and then are provided the tools to go and do something about it."
– MDP Graduate
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