International Development PhD

The International Development Doctoral Program is dedicated to examining the related fields of International Development from an interdisciplinary perspective while providing our students with exceptional research, analytical and writing skills.

We have a diverse student body whose membership is drawn from across the United States and the world. It includes students from colleges and universities, the military, private sector, public sectors and the non-profit and non-governmental sector.  

The International Development Doctoral Program is a 54 credit hour program. The 54 hours are broken into 42 hours of coursework and 12 dissertation hours.

Students are required to take the four core classes during their first two semesters.  The core classes are offered on a rotating basis each fall and spring semester and they are not offered during the summer semester. If a student begins in the spring semester, he or she will be permitted to take non-core courses during the summer semester. Students are not permitted to take non-core courses during the fall or spring until all four core courses have been completed. 

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