Master Degree in Development studies in North America

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Development studies

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.

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Masters in International Policy and Development

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

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. [+]

Masters in Development studies in North America 2017. Promote Global Development 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. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial... [-]

Master Of Social Development Studies

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

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. [+]

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. They will become familiar with the main theories of development and with the issues, challenges, solutions and limits development. They deepen their understanding of the multiple dimensions that interact on community development and on territorial dynamics. Also, they will develop their ability to analyze social relations and human actions, relations with the environment and social structures in the territories. Students also master the various techniques of research and specific action to development. After their training, they will have acquired the theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary to understand and act on developing and elsewhere. REGULAR FLOW - WITH MEMORY This profile is intended both for students who wish to develop research skills to candidates who wish to pursue doctoral studies. They will master the methods of collecting and analyzing information, critical analysis of development indicators and specific research process development. After their training, the students will contribute to the advancement of development research by writing a dissertation on a specific problem in this discipline. REGULAR FLOW - WITH TEST This profile is for students who wish to increase their professional expertise and promote their integration in the labor market. They will expand their knowledge and skills development and will thus have a global vision of this discipline. With writing a test, they will learn the process of research and intervention development and master... [-]

Master in Migration Studies (MIMS)

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco Mexico Mexico City + 2 more

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). [+]

Masters in Development studies in North America 2017. Preparing professionals and leaders to address the needs of migrants and refugees around the world. With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 21st century. The challenges that these global citizens face are the focus of this Master’s program, which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world. Students study topics of global migration with top researchers, professors, project practitioners, and policy makers in the field of migration studies. The program includes one semester of studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Graduates are prepared for careers in local, state and national governmental agencies; policy think tanks and policy and planning consulting firms; community-based non profits and non-governmental organizations; international agencies; advocacy and public interest organizations; philanthropic organizations and foundations; and other private-sector entities. Program Details 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 entire second year of study is offered at the University of San Francisco. The program consists of six core courses (required), four special topics courses, and four one-unit research seminars. Summer immersions and fieldwork are available throughout the world – including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities... [-]

Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

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. [+]

Prepare for a professional career in student affairs and leadership in higher education. 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. Program Schedule Consistent with the School of Education's commitment to serve working adults, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester. Classes are typically held Thursday evenings, Friday evenings and all day Saturday. Program Cornerstones: An integrated approach to issues of equity and access in higher education. A commitment to social justice emphasized throughout coursework and co-curricular experiences. A practicum component, which places students in diverse learning environments within student affairs and promotes the development of concrete practical skills and reflective learning. An optional paid internship opportunity, which can provide a compensation package offered by the USF Division of Student Life. “The social justice education component is something that I value most about the HESA program. It adds meaning and purpose to the work I'm pursuing and allows me to see the bigger picture. Joining a program that would afford me the opportunity to merge theory and practice was essential to my decision to attend USF.” - Amiya Powell-Hodge, Higher Education & Student Affairs Alumna The HESA Program at USF seeks individuals who demonstrate an explicit commitment to social justice in higher education and student affairs. As such, we undergo a holistic admissions process... [-]

Specialized Graduate Studies In Regional And Territorial Development

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

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. [+]

Masters in Development studies in North America 2017. 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. It addresses the issues by taking into account cultural, historical, identity, economic, political and ecological requirements in terms of durability and environmental friendliness. Program Structure The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in regional and territorial development is an interdisciplinary program for addressing both economic and social dimensions, cultural, historical and geographic development. Students must be familiar with the main theories and models of regional development and territorial, particularly those that characterize the recent advances in this field of knowledge, as well as students of the Masters in Regional Development. This training is complemented by efforts to strengthen response capabilities on the ground. This activity type analysis - intervention enables participants to better perform their duties within institutions and organizations dedicated to the promotion of territorial development. Passage Masters All courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in regional and territorial development are integral to control in regional development. For his mastery, the student will realize the research paper of 21 credits and a mandatory 3-credit course. It is therefore possible for a student to start his journey to the Master and continue to master. To complete his Masters, he must: have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to 4.3; meet the admission... [-]

Master Of Regional Development

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in regional development is focused on the analysis of problems and development challenges of regions and territories. [+]

The MA in regional development is focused on the analysis of problems and development challenges of regions and territories. This analysis is based in particular on knowledge derived from sociology, political science, geography, economics, management science and history. By studying the realities of Quebec and Canada, but also elsewhere in the world, the program aims to better understand the group dynamics and the complex process of development in a local and global environment change. Program Structure The Master of Regional Development is an interdisciplinary program with a tuition of 24 credits that can address both economic and social, cultural, historical and geographic development. Particular attention is paid to the problems of the peripheral regions, both in industrialized countries and in the Third World. This program also allows for a research project (memory 21 credits) to deepen a subject area of ​​study Regional Development. It also helps to develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Social issues studied by the teachers want to resonate with the news: effects of development policies on the regional economy; innovation and territorial anchoring of enterprises in rural and urban areas; social acceptability of projects to exploit natural resources; multifunctionality of rural areas and agriculture; adaptation of local communities to climate change. Regional development, an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR seeks to better understand the issues and the problems the regions face because contemporary economic and social changes. Researchers associated with this research analyzes the dynamic Socioterritorial affecting... [-]

University of Western Australia: Master of International Development

International Studies Abroad
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Helena Spain Sevilla Australia Western Australia Andalusia Wollongong Townsville Sydney United Kingdom London Edinburgh Reading Newcastle upon Tyne Queensland + 14 more

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. [+]

Masters in Development studies in North America 2017. The Master of International Development, taught by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts, engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates. You will develop the knowledge and skills to approach practical and policy challenges in a wide range of contexts by drawing on expertise from development geographers, political scientists, resource economists and development practitioners. Multi-disciplinary approach, taught by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science- across the Schools of Earth and Environment, Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Social Sciences - to ensure you graduate with a well-rounded capacity to effect global and local change. [-]

Master of Nonprofit Administration

North Park University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

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. [+]

Master of Nonprofit Administration Earn Your Master of Nonprofit Administration The master of nonprofit administration (MNA) degree prepares individuals to lead nonprofits across the sector. This degree covers all the disciplines essential to running effective, mission-driven organizations, from fundraising to financial decision-making to governance. A particular focus on strategic management, as well as relevant regulations and external reporting requirements, will help you develop the skills you need to serve as an executive in both small and large organizations. Why North Park? 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. North Park University has been recognized as having one of the most comprehensive nonprofit programs in the country—we understand the importance of connecting your organization’s mission to best business practices and innovative strategies. Your coursework will be immediately relevant to your work and career, and a flexible schedule includes classes taught in an accelerated format at night, on weekends, and online. This fully-accredited program integrates theory with real-life situations to help you develop successful strategies for your organization. Study In-Person or Online Complete your MNA 100% online, through traditional face-to-face classes, or through a combination of formats. Online courses work around your schedule and utilize a secure course website. Choose the combination of class locations that fits your learning style and schedule. Where North Park Alumni Work American Medical Association Foundation Hephzibah Children’s Association Community Human Services, Inc. Albany Park Community Center Lake Forest-Lake Bluff... [-]

Master in Development Studies

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

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.

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