A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.
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.
The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.
View all Master Programs in Development studies in North America 2017
The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]
This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. [+]
The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). [+]
The Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) combines a rigorous academic curriculum which includes practicum experiences in various areas of student life, arranged in collaboration with the USF Division of Student Life. [+]
The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in regional and territorial development as analysts able to understand complex situations faced by stakeholders involved in the social, economic and cultural action at various territorial levels and to formulate a diagnosis and solutions to guide social change. [+]
The MA in regional development is focused on the analysis of problems and development challenges of regions and territories. [+]
The Master of International Development engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. [+]
A master of nonprofit administration degree from the School of Business and Nonprofit Management will prepare you for senior-level positions in the nonprofit sector. [+]
The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, enabling them to approach and analyze the major themes of development. [+]
The Master in Development Studies aims to provide students with the methodological and theoretical skills and knowledge, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, which enable them to approach the major themes in the area of development in a pertinent manner.
Master in Development Studies Overview
The Master in Development Studies (MDev) involves areas of interdisciplinary study that are constantly evolving. While historically the focus has been on developing countries, today our approach involves understanding development actors, policies and practices, with a local and regional perspective, while also addressing issues of global concern.... [-]