Master of Science Program

The Master's degree in International Development emphasizes a comprehensive approach to international development analysis by incorporating not just economic, but social, environmental, and cultural dimensions as well. The goal of the Masters in International Development is to provide students with a focused and international framework for analysis and research of current development issues. A student in the program will graduate with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary development issues, especially as they pertain to the developing world. After completing the program, graduates will be:

  • Competent and on the cutting edge of theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of international development;
  • Skilled in accessing and analyzing development data using statistical and analytical tools;
  • Capable of applying the latest knowledge to development problems in areas such as economics, political development, environment, health, education, project management and evaluation, and information technology for development.

Panama Field Work Experience Alternative

Maintaining the same core class structure and sequencing of its Master’s of International Development curriculum, our Panama Field Work Experience alternative for the degree divides the two-year coursework into one year of study in New Orleans and one year of study in Panama City, Panama where an internship with a UN agency is included as elective credit. The objective of the program is to further enhance the educational experience of graduate students through an exchange program with the international community and Tulane University.

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