The Tucson metro area is a dynamic, multicultural region that draws on Latino, Native American, and numerous other influences and is one of the largest urban centers in the desert Southwest. But...Read more
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, both internationally and domestically within the US.
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.
For an overview of the activities of the Arizona MDP, please read our Annual Report for Academic Year 2018-2019. You can also read testimonials about the program from students and alumni.
Please be sure to email us at MDPAdmissions@email.arizona.edu for more information
or to schedule a visit if you are a prospective student.
We encourage Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows! Read more about our current Coverdell Fellows.
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
Amanda Hixson (MDP December 2018)
For the past twelve years, Amanda’s focus has been directed toward the nexus of issues related to sustainable food systems: people’s access to food, how the foods people consume affect their health, and how growing practices affect the environment.