Course Sequence

The International Development M.A. degree is worth 36 credit hours. Students are able to study full time by taking 9 credits (3 courses) per semester and graduate in two years.  Otherwise, students can study part-time and take classes one or two at a time. Please be careful, as some courses are prerequisites for others.

Table 1 Course Sequences

Prerequisites for Entering Program

Prerequisites I

Prerequisite II

Courses Requiring Prerequisites


EDF 835 - Project Design and Implementation

Pass Portfolio Review

EDF 834 - Program Development and Evaluation in Special Education and Human Services

Undergraduate Intro to Economics Course

EDF 714 - Economic Development

Pass Portfolio Review

EDF 725 - Micropolitics


Pass Portfolio Review

EDF 780 - Practicum for Master of Arts Degree in International Development

EDF 781 - Internship for Master of Arts Degree in International


It is strongly suggested that students begin their coursework for the Master's Degree in the Fall semester since courses are sequential. Beginning the program in the Spring may preclude a student from being able to graduate within two years of full time study.

In order to move into the second year of studies, the students will post their portfolio on the GDOC Blackboard Content System at the completion of course work prior to the initiation of the practicum. The portfolio will be graded as pass/fail.

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