The graduate certificate in international development requires the completion of 15 credit hours. The certificate is comprised of six required courses: Three 3-credit courses, two 1.5-credit courses and one 3-credit internship or practicum. Courses are offered completely online to a local, national, and international audience.
The program will be taught from the perspective of practical field experience based upon a good grasp of the major issues in development, the role of international institutions in development and the key skills in the area—grant writing/management, project management and monitoring, and evaluation. This approach will provide a well-balanced transdisciplinary approach to the exciting and complex field of development.
The graduate certificate program can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. It is likely that students will be able to complete the full program in one calendar year.
A new cohort will be enrolled each September but students can take up to two years to finish the program.
Students will be required to take all six courses detailed below with the two theory courses to be taken prior to the three practical courses. The internship/practicum component should be the last thing undertaken by the student.