Areas of Study

The MDP program is interdisciplinary in nature. It requires you to gain a broad understanding of social science, natural resource management, public health and management. Once you learn this foundation, you develop your own areas of study. These vary widely according to your interests. Some common areas of study, with related elective coursework, are listed below.  

Environmental Studies and Climate Change

Natural Resource Management

Economic Approaches to Development

Global Public Health

Development in Indigenous Communities

Sustainable Agriculture Development

Water Policy and Development

Education and Development

Geographic Information Science (GIS)