MDP Curriculum Overview

Integrating the core areas of the health, natural, social and management sciences, the Master's in Development Practice program provides students with the substantive knowledge and practical skills required to analyze and diagnose the multi-dimensional challenges of sustainable development such as extreme poverty, climate change and infectious disease . 

A typical  Master’s in Development Practice curriculum is two years and includes:

  • Core courses in the health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences and management sciences
  • Global Classroom:  Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice (FSDP) course that fosters cross-border and cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Electives in a foreign language or additional credits in the core courses
  • Field training experiences that provide students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of integrated development approaches within the real-world context
  • Intensive pre-MDP preparation where students may need to take additional courses if they have not fulfilled prerequisite requirements in areas such as chemistry, biology, economics, math or statistics