How long has the International Development program at the Payson Center existed?

The Payson Center started awarding MS degrees in 1996 but has a longer history as a development studies program. The MS program grew out of the Development Studies Program (DSP) of USAID that was designed to train mid-career professionals for the Agency. Tulane has taken the best of the DSP, added new courses and material and developed one of the very best international development programs available in the world. Building on the success of the MS program, the Payson Center expanded its program to include a Ph.D. in International Development in 2001 and added an undergraduate coordinate major in the fall semester of 2002.

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