Master of Science in International Development

Master of Science in International Development


This is a rigorous two-year program requiring 36 units of study, plus the development of a community-level project to the point of implantation, with a detailed Project Report in lieu of a thesis. This is often described as a Major Applied Research Project or MARP. The subject areas to be studied are fully covered in the syllabus for this program. The program is given only in facilitated cohort groups of approximately ten people. Those interested in this possibility should correspond with the Administration about the formation of a cohort in their locality.

The M.S. in International Development degree program is an economic-centered, multi-disciplinary program with an emphasis on policy and practice. To meet theses’ objectives, students will combine development theory with practice so that they will possess the skills needed to work with development organizations across the world. This program emphasizes (1) the development of research skills that are essential for further study in the field of development economics and in practical development work and (2) prepares graduates for employment with government ministries, national and international development agencies, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), and the private sector as governance, procurement, and rural development specialists.

Program Level Learning Outcomes of the M.Sc. in International Development Studies program.


Learning outcomes/exit qualifications are:



The student can master new subjects and take a critical stance on the acquired knowledge.


LN101 Writing Proficiency for Graduate level

CP100 Introduction to Computer Operations