MPA Fellows concentrating in International Development Studies are concerned with policy issues, policy formulation and implementation in developing countries. This concentration helps students understand the broad and specific contexts in which international development decisions are made. Students can explore international development concerns using a range of interdisciplinary perspectives and methods including anthropology, demography, economics, regional planning, sociology, biotechnology, and legal studies.

Representative Coursework

  • AEM 4420: Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4300: International Trade Policy
  • CRP 6011: Ethics, Development, and Globalization
  • PADM 5655: Planning and Management of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • PADM 5657: Alternative Paradigms, Practices, and Challenges in International Development
  • PADM 5656: Institutional Reform in Developing Countries
  • NS 4450: Sustainable Global Food Systems
  • PAM 5210: Development Economics and Public Policy


Representative Employers (Full Time & Internships)

  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Finance Corporation
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • UN Development Programme
  • UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization
  • UN World Food Programme
  • US Agency for International Development
  • The World Bank
  • Home County Governments


Representative Occupational Titles

  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Analyst
  • Program Officer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Research Analyst