The Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) is a two-year, graduate-level program designed to train aspiring practitioners to understand, design, and manage integrated approaches to sustainable development challenges. The rigorous academic curriculum spans four disciplines: health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and management. It also fosters the acquisition of critical knowledge, skills, and behavioral attributes needed to work successfully in developing or developed societies. At the core of the curriculum is a field practicum component, lasting two to three months, in which students learn through hands-on participation in development projects and contribute solutions to real-world problems. Most courses are face-to-face, but some MDP programs are “blended learning,” a combination of online and face-to-face interaction. Today there are more than 30 MDP programs (and expanding) in 26 countries around the world.


Acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed by
sustainable development practitioners while you
network globally, take action, and lead change.