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Master's Degrees in Development Studies in USA

Development studies provide knowledge linking to global development processes and their inter-relationship from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective. Central questions that are addressed include theories of development and underdevelopment, globalisation and the international economic system, foreign assistance, North-South relations and the poverty problem. The USA remains the world&rs… Read more

Development studies provide knowledge linking to global development processes and their inter-relationship from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective. Central questions that are addressed include theories of development and underdevelopment, globalisation and the international economic system, foreign assistance, North-South relations and the poverty problem.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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San Francisco, USA +1 More

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexic ... +

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English) during the second semester, but an identical curriculum is offered at USF. Students who study in Mexico City return to USF for their second year. The program consists of five core courses, four special topics courses, and four research seminars. Summer fieldwork and immersion trips are available, including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities and Jesuit-affiliated institutes and social service agencies. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Northfield, USA

Norwich University's online Master of Arts in International Relations program explores diverse worldviews and the intricacies of foreign relations to prepare students for care ... +

Norwich University's online Master of Arts in International Relations program explores diverse worldviews and the intricacies of foreign relations to prepare students for career opportunities. Through a virtual, interactive learning environment, the program adheres to the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) standards and can provide students with the skills it takes to interpret and communicate international relations information in a variety of professional settings. -
MA
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
Durham, USA

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and seasoned practitioners i ... +

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and seasoned practitioners in subjects ranging from economics and finance to organizational management and public health factors in development. Students apply what they learn in the classroom through a yearlong capstone project during this 14-month online program. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
14 months
English
Online
 

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Washington, USA

The International Development Studies program grounds international development practitioners in the theories, policies, and skills necessary for operating at the forefront of ... +

The International Development Studies program grounds international development practitioners in the theories, policies, and skills necessary for operating at the forefront of the field. The curriculum leverages a combination of field-based research, studies in cultural contexts and ethics, and innovative practices to develop your marketable skills and experience. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Washington, USA

Master of Global Human Development (MGHD) prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity, and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of developme ... +

Master of Global Human Development (MGHD) prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity, and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of development and provides them with the tools and experience to address those challenges as successful professionals. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
15 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Boston, USA

This degree program is an intensive three-semester course of study designed for those seeking rigorous training in economics supplemented by training in the related discipline ... +

This degree program is an intensive three-semester course of study designed for those seeking rigorous training in economics supplemented by training in the related disciplines of politics, international relations, public health, and infrastructure and environment. -
MA
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Denver, USA

The MA in International Development focuses on development theory, policy analysis, politics of institutions, relevant research, and management skills. The program reflects an ... +

The MA in International Development focuses on development theory, policy analysis, politics of institutions, relevant research, and management skills. The program reflects an approach to development that emphasizes not only economic issues but also the importance and interrelatedness of sustainable economic and human development, human rights, distributive justice and environmental sustainability. In many courses in the international development curriculum, students focus on linkages among scalar levels-from the most macro-level international institutions and initiatives to the most micro-level agendas and actions taken by communities, firms, families and individuals. -
MA
2 years
English
Campus
 
Fargo, USA

The Human Development and Family Science Youth Development M.S. option requires 36 credits and is offered fully online.

The Human Development and Family Science Youth Development M.S. option requires 36 credits and is offered fully online. -
MSc
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Aug 2021
01 Jul 2021
Online
 
Florence, USA

This is a unique specialization as students are free to approach their studies in terms of macro-level economic development issues or more micro-level issues focused on unique ... +

This is a unique specialization as students are free to approach their studies in terms of macro-level economic development issues or more micro-level issues focused on unique population needs or human/social capital development. Students can acquire the ability to work with citizens and community leaders to establish and help maintain viable and sustainable communities, improve human and social capital, and help individuals and communities to reach their full potential. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Berkeley, USA

UC Berkeley's Master of Development Engineering is a technology and development training program for careers in social impact, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Dev ... +

UC Berkeley's Master of Development Engineering is a technology and development training program for careers in social impact, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Development Engineering is collaborative, hands-on, and interdisciplinary, combining engineering, economics, entrepreneurship, design, business, and natural resource management. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Portland, USA +6 More

Independently designed and curated curriculum that responds to current social issues aligns with service and research opportunities and reflects student interests and latest t ... +

Independently designed and curated curriculum that responds to current social issues aligns with service and research opportunities and reflects student interests and latest trends in the field of International Development. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Central City, USA

With your commitment to reshaping your community, your passion for change, and your aspirations for an influential career, you can prepare to be an agile results-driven leader ... +

With your commitment to reshaping your community, your passion for change, and your aspirations for an influential career, you can prepare to be an agile results-driven leader. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Washington, USA

The IDMA hosts and co-hosts a number of Deaf-led and -centered events, and other activities related to language rights and people with disabilities -- such as this panel on De ... +

The IDMA hosts and co-hosts a number of Deaf-led and -centered events, and other activities related to language rights and people with disabilities -- such as this panel on Deaf Leadership in International Development (featuring 6 presenters from 5 organizations, including USAID, CBM International, World Learning, Gallaudet University's RSIA joined IDMA on February 17, 2017). Stay tuned for our upcoming events! -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
Waltham, USA

Heller’s Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development Program (SID) is committed to socially just and sustainable development – which means that we focus on address ... +

Heller’s Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development Program (SID) is committed to socially just and sustainable development – which means that we focus on addressing the root causes of poverty and in­equality in the world’s most mar­ginalized communities. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Pittsburgh, USA

Improve the human condition through a hands-on career in public service and advance inclusive growth and prosperity worldwide. Combine in-depth theoretical knowledge with prac ... +

Improve the human condition through a hands-on career in public service and advance inclusive growth and prosperity worldwide. Combine in-depth theoretical knowledge with practical applications to design and implement effective solutions to challenging problems worldwide. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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