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International Development Program | SIS

Candace Gibson
Program Coordinator
(202) 885-1657


Graduate study in the ID Program is anchored in a required core curriculum and offers students the opportunity to custom-design a particular focus of concentration to fit their interests. In consultation with their faculty advisors, ID students may design other concentrations.

Some common areas of concentration in International Development:

  • Children/Youth and Development
  • Community Development
  • Conflict, Peacebuilding and Development
  • Development Management
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Development
  • Environment and Development
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Gender and Development
  • Globalization and Development
  • Governance and Democracy
  • Health and Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • NGOs, Business and Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship

For a list of suggested courses for each concentration, please refer to the second page of the ID Advising Worksheet.

Skills Institutes

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Intensive three-day courses, training students in state-of-the-art international development techniques

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Tinker-Walker Fellowships

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Through the Irene Tinker-Millidge Walker Fellowship, students can receive financial support to offset the costs of including overseas field experience in their research, internship, or practicum.

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