I am looking at similar programs offered by other universities. What makes the Payson Center’s graduate program unique?

The MS and PhD programs at Payson Center are integrated and interdisciplinary, drawing upon related fields including political science, sociology, economics, public health, disaster management, and resilience and leadership in disaster response. Practical and analytical, the courses develop problem-solving skills based upon a sound understanding of the development process. Perhaps best of all, the degree program is flexible, allowing you to design your own concentration by working in conjunction with a faculty mentor. Graduates are capable of demonstrating and applying their knowledge, skills, and competencies in the work place. Our program also gives the student the flexibility to take 50% of their courses outside of the classroom in an IT-assisted format. This format permits students to study and learn from anywhere in the world.

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