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Development Studies is a vibrant field concerned with processes of change such as social and economic, political and cultural and the major policy challenges that present the efforts to overcome poverty and insecurity. The program provides a stable interdisciplinary social science formation and develops students’ capacities for independent and critical inquiry.
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The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of The American University in Cairo.
Migration and Refugee Studies M.A.
The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of The American University in Cairo. The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies offers an MA in migration and refugee studies and two specialized graduate diploma:
MA in Migration and Refugee Studies
Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (MRS)
Who is it for?
Students who seek to obtain the knowledge and skills to be applied in careers within institutions such as governmental, nongovernmental and international agencies, as well as universities, research organizations and private corporations dealing with the multitude of issues connected with migration and refugee movements. ...
Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you. Blend theory with practical knowledge to focus
Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you.
International Development requires a combination of innovative thinking and the ability to act in an evolving world. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota understands this, combining more than 100 years of Lasallian education with real-world practitioners who have worked on social development, microfinance, global education, and more. Our courses blend theory with true "boots on the ground" practicality for a perfect balance of thoughtfulness and action. The online M.A. in International Development program consists of 39 credit, or 13 courses of 3 credit hours each and the program typically takes about 2.5 years to complete...
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
The MA in International Development focuses on development theory, policy analysis, politics of institutions, relevant research, and management skills. The program reflec
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.
The program also emphasizes the diversity of needs, desires, opportunities and constraints that are experienced by individuals of differing socioeconomic classes, ethnicities and genders, as well as differences among nations and regions. Students are encouraged to understand and address the many power differentials that profoundly influence processes central to sustainable development....
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
The Elliott School M.A. program in International Development Studies (IDS) prepares students for careers in international development through interdisciplinary coursework
Steps from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Elliott School engages the Washington and global policy communities in meaningful discussions of development policy. The Elliott School M.A. program in International Development Studies (IDS) prepares students for careers in international development through interdisciplinary coursework that includes economics, research methods, policy analysis, and management. This program trains the next generation of development practitioners, exposing them to the latest research, best practices from the field, and experiential learning opportunities.
Is this program for you?
The IDS program fosters its students to be engaged, morally intelligent, and committed to improving the human condition. IDS students are taught to think critically but creatively about development and are intensely engaged with today’s cutting-edge developmental issues. Most IDS students have some development experience, or at least experience in the developing world, and are seeking career advancement. The program also attracts some exceptional students who are new to development studies. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines foundation and elective courses selected to the student’s individual professional goals and intellectual interests. The program is structured as a cohort, where students take special courses exclusively offered to IDS students. Most classes meet in the evening to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, or to encourage students to pursue daytime internships and employment in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area....