"The IDV’s unique hybrid delivery format provides me with the opportunity to balance life, work, and my PhD pursuit, as well as the opportunity to effectively interact with my peers and faculty during the invaluable in-person sessions." Issam Abu-Ghallous, Current Student

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.

Our distinguished faculty members have a complementary range  of academic disciplines, including economics, geography, history, international  studies and political science.  Their talents are reflected in a  curriculum and research teams of Economic Development, Political  Development/Security Studies and Social/Cultural Development.

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. 

It is the interaction between faculty and students with a  variety of academic and professional interests and experiences—both in person  and from thousands of miles apart in the online environment—that enable us to  continue to make enduring contributions to the fields of International  Development.  Most courses offered within the International Development  (IDV) Doctoral Program include the content and academic milestones of a traditional  on-campus doctoral program, but in a more flexible delivery format.