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Masters Programs in Development Studies in USA 2020

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.

Top Master Programs in Development Studies in USA 2020

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The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of California, Berkeley
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
01 Feb 2021
Campus
 
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
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
 
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
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
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
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
 
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
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
Aug 2020
Online
 
Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Washington , USA

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world.

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Winona , USA

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 your ... +

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 your skills on greater humanitarian results with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Master's in International Development. -
MA
Full-time
English
Online
 
IPSL Institute for Global Learning
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
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy
Durham , USA

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and academics in a program d ... +

The Community Development Policy and Practice program prepares you to tackle complex community development issues by engaging with leading experts and academics in a program designed for working professionals like you. You will learn from seasoned practitioners in subjects ranging from economics and finance to organizational management and environmental factors in development. -
Master
Full-time
14 - 24 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
African School of Economics
Cotonou , Benin

This two-year program offers academic training in social sciences related to development, featuring two tracks: Economic History, and Sociology and Political Science. It is of ... +

This two-year program offers academic training in social sciences related to development, featuring two tracks: Economic History, and Sociology and Political Science. It is offered only to full-time students and provides foundational economics training to students alongside locally-tailored coursework in other social sciences. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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