IEDP Curriculum

The required curriculum will include course work with an applied component for every course plus a series of "Leaders in Development" seminars. The course work includes 55 credits with the election of a concentration in the public or private sector. You may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. If enrolled full-time, the program could be completed in two academic years. Classes are scheduled so that students can complete the required internship and maintain employment while enrolled in the program.

Students choose a policy design impact evaluation project (PDIEP) with faculty approval in the final semester.

  • Pre-requisites

    • Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 101)
    • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 102)
    • Statistical Analysis (ECON 224)
  • Courses

    The curriculum includes eight core courses, five courses in integral development, three courses in the area of management, and two electives.

  • Core Courses

    • 510 Foundations of an Ethical Integral Social and Economic Development
    • 540 Integral Economic Development
    • 543 Applied Econometrics
    • 544 Applied Econometrics II
    • 546 Neuroeconomics
    • 562 Survey Design
    • 571 Advanced Macroeconomics
    • 572 Advanced Microeconomics
  • Aspects of Integral Development

    • 520 The Politics of Development Policy
    • 521 Global Agriculture and Food Security 
    • 522 Development Aspects of Energy and Environment
    • 523 Global Education and Community Development Policies
    • 525 Global Health
    • 552 International Organizations and Development
  • Policy and Management of Development

    • 501 Accounting Concepts and Managerial Applications
    • 525 Public Policy
    • 553 Public Finance
  • Electives

    • 527 Epidemiology and Public Policy
    • 550 Program Management
    • 551 Public Financial Management
    • 554 Infrastructure for development
    • 555 Infrastructure Planning and Policy
    • 556 Business Enterprise and Development
    • 561 Managing Not-for-Profits
    • POL 513 International Politics of Food and Hunger
    • POL 555 International Relations of East Asia
  • Requisites

    • Completion of the Applied Research Project
    • Proficiency in a second language is required before graduation.
    • 503 Career Placement Readiness Workshop (offered to students in their final semester of program)
    • "Leaders in Development" Seminars: The development and practice seminars are designed to expose you to the work carried on the field by both private and public organizations. They will also provide an opportunity for you to network with professionals in the development field.
    • Students must maintain an average grade of B in order to remain in the program.
  • Supporting Classes

    • 502 Grant Research and Writing for International Development (offered in the Fall semester)
    • 547-01 Computer Lab
    • 547-02 Computer Lab
  • IEDP Course Descriptions

    Course descriptions of a Two-Year Master’s Degree in International Development (IEDP).

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