Master of Arts in International Development

General

Program Description

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.

International Development Program overview

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world's leading schools for the study of international relations. Located in the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado, our innovative program ... Read More

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is one of the world's leading schools for the study of international relations. Located in the vibrant city of Denver, Colorado, our innovative programs provide students the skills, knowledge and expertise needed to become global leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Read less