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American University Master of Arts in International Development
American University

Master of Arts in International Development

Washington, USA

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 1,922 / per credit



Improving the lives of the world's poor and disenfranchised

For more than 40 years, the MA in International Development (MAID) has trained graduates to create opportunities for those in need of change, to search for solutions to the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, and to address complex global issues. MAID is one of the best-established development programs in the United States and prepares students to meaningfully participate in driving socioeconomic, political, and environmental development throughout the world. MAID is unique in its balance of practice and theory, its emphasis on the links between the global and local, and its dedication to equipping graduates to become effective and ethical agents of change.


The International Development program boasts one of the largest concentrations of faculty both teaching and researching international development. Members of the development faculty are distinguished by their scholarly reputation, their combination of theory and field experience, their commitment to teaching, and the lasting relationships they build with students in the program. Students will benefit from the faculty’s robust research and practical experience.

Prime Location

There is no better place to study international affairs and development than in Washington, DC. Situated near Embassy Row, the International Development program offers students access to governmental, non-profit, and private institutions that work with and in developing countries. The city is a learning laboratory that enables students to participate in internships and practica that combine research with an integrated, problem-solving approach to the world's development challenges.


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