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25 Years

Academic Programs

ICGC offers two formal academic programs in addition to a wide range of conferences, workshops, research projects, and a weekly talk series.  

Development Studies and Social Change (DSSC) Graduate Minor

The Development Studies and Social Change (DSSC) graduate minor program provides a structured, three-year series of interdisciplinary seminars and workshops focused on research related to the global south and questions of social justice and engaged research. The minor includes courses that emphasize ways of knowing and knowledge production, scholarship and public responsibility, and approaches to globally engaged research.  

Master of International Development Practice (MDP)

The Master of International Development Practice (MDP) degree program, offered in collaboration with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and several other academic units, consists of a rigorous and broadly interdisciplinary two-year curriculum supplemented by a summer practicum and a final capstone project. The degree program encourages students to think critically about international development and view it from a variety of perspectives.