The Master of Arts in International Development Studies (IDS) provides students with a broad understanding and appreciation of current development theories, ethics, and issues, as well as a grounding in the skills needed to formulate development policy and implementation of development projects. Students prepare for
professional careers in the field of international development through interdisciplinary coursework that includes the study of economics, research methods, policy analysis, and management. Students are required to be proficient in a modern foreign language to receive the degree. In consultation with the program director and faculty advisors, students can design their own concentrations based on an area of interest in the field of development. In their final year, students complete capstone projects, working with Elliott School faculty mentors in partnership with aid organizations to contribute to ongoing development projects around the world.
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency
On the approved list of the American Association of University Women
The Elliott School of International Affairs is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL score no lower than 100; IELTS no lower than 7.0 with no individual ban score below 6.0
The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.