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University Development Programs

Looking to connect with other development students and educators? Here you'll find our growing list of undergraduate and graduate development programs at universities across the globe. Click a region below to get started.

North America

United States

American University - International Development

American University - Master of Arts in International Relations

American University - Master of Public Administration and Policy

Boston University - Global Development Policy

Brandeis University - Sustainable International Development

Clark University - International Development and Social Change

Columbia University - Development Practice

Concordia University - International Development and Service

Cornell University - International Agricultural and Rural Development

Duke University - International Development Policy

Emory University - Development Practice

Fordham University - International Political Economy and Development

Georgetown University - Global Human Development Program

Georgetown University - Master of International Development Policy

Georgetown University - dual degree - MPP/IOMBA with the University of Geneva (Switzerland)

George Washington University - International Development Studies

Harvard University - International Development

Indiana University - International Development

Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) International Development

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - International Development

Middlebury College (MIIS) - International Policy Studies

The New School University - International Affairs (Concentration in Development Studies)

Northwest University - M.A. in International Community Development (ICD)

Ohio University - International Development Studies

Princeton - Public Affairs, Development Studies

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Master of Arts in International Development

Seton Hall University - Diplomacy and International Relations

St. John’s University - Global Development and Social Justice

Syracuse University - International Relations, Global Security and Development

Tulane University - International Development

Yale University - International and Development Economics

University of Arizona – Development Practice

University of California, Berkeley - Development Practice

University of California, Davis - International Agricultural Development

University of California, Los Angeles - International Development Studies

University of Florida – Development Practice

University of Minnesota - Development Practice

University of Pennsylvania - International Educational Development Program

University of Pittsburgh - International Development

University of San Francisco - International and Development Economics

University of Southern Mississippi - International Development (Ph.D)

University of Virginia – Global Development Studies

University of Washington - Sustainable International Development (JD)

University of Wisconsin - Development Studies (Ph.D only)


University of Waterloo, Canada - Development Practice

University of Winnipeg, Canada - Development Practice


Instituto Mora - International Relations and Development


United Kingdom

King's College London - International Development Institute

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of International Development

School of African and Oriental Studies – Department of Development Studies

University of Birmingham - Internatiional Development Department

University of Cambridge - Centre of Development Studies

University of East Anglia - School of International Development

University of Edinburgh - Global Development Academy

University of Manchester - Institute for Development Policy and Management

University of Leeds - Centre for Global Development

University of Oxford - Department of International Development

University of Sussex - Institute of Development Studies

University of Warwick - Masters in International Development


Paris School of Economics - Public Policy and Development

Sciences Po - Paris School of International Affairs

Toulouse School of Economics - Public Policy and Development

Universite d'Auvergne - Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Developpement International

Nordic countries

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences - International Environment and Development Studies

University of Helsinki - Development Studies

University of Oslo - Development Geography

Uppsala University - Masters in Development Studies


Erasmus University Rotterdam - International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague

University of Amsterdam - Masters in International Development Studies

University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management


Universidad de Cantabria - Cátedra de Cooperación Internacional y con Iberoamérica

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Master in Economic Development and Growth

Universitat Jaume I - International Master in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies


Humboldt University - Centre for Rural Development

Ruhr University of Bochum – Institute of Development Research and Development Policy


Dublin City University - Masters in Development

Trinity College Dublin - Trinity International Development Initiative


University of Bologna - Centre for International Development


Graduate Institute Geneva - International and Development Studies


Azim Premji University - Master of Arts - Development

BIMTECH: Birla Institute of Technology Management - Development Practice

BRAC Development Institute - Development Practice

Chulalongkorn University – International Development Studies

Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Glocal Community Development Studies M.A.

TERI University - Development Practice

Tsinghua University - Development Practice

University of Peradeniya - Development Practice


Université Cheikh Anta Diop - Development Practice

University of Botswana - Development Practice

University of Ibadan - Development Practice

University of the Western Cape – Development Studies


Australian National University (ANU), Canberra-International and Development Economics

Australian National University (ANU), Canberra-Public Policy/Development Policy

James Cook University - Development Practice

University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane-Development Economics

Central and South America

CATIE - Development Practice

Universidad de los Andes - Development Practice

Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro - Development Practice

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