The Global Master's in Development Practice (MDP) is a two-year degree providing graduate-level students with the skills and knowledge required to better identify and address the global challenges of sustainable development, such as poverty, population, health, conservation, climate change, and agricultural productivity. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation committed more than $15 million to create several of the first MDP programs .

MDP Program Curriculum

MDP Program Curriculum

At the core of the MDP program is its interdisciplinary approach.

MDP Global Classroom

MDP Global Classroom

Students communicate globally through wired classrooms.

MDP Field Training

MDP Field Training

Rigorous, hands-on training gives depth to students’ education.

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Dublin MDP students had the unique opportunity to volunteer with the MaryRobinson Climate Justice Foundation, in conjunction with the Irish government andmany UN and NGO partners, in a conference...
In the average developing country, most people work outside the law -- they have no contract, are not registered, carry no license, pay no tax or make no pension contribution. They get no social...

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Sponsored by the World Bank and Co-Authored by Dr. Aly Mbaye, MDP...
Ten-session Global Health lecture series with syllabus, videos, key...
Short guide to 10-session lecture series in Global Health, with key...

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