Advanced Professional Certificate in International Development

This graduate-level certificate is designed for students with - or aspiring towards - a career in international development.

The curriculum exposes students to a wide range of issues in development. It explores the historical context of major development policies, provides an overview of major development paradigms, and explores questions of poverty, inequality, and economic growth in a comparative context.

Students must complete 12 credits to obtain this Certificate (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted).

Required Courses:

Students must complete or waive the following courses:

  • CORE GP 1011 Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
  • CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
  • CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy
  • PADM-GP 2201 Institutions, Governance, and International Development


Students can choose electives from the following list of courses:

  • HPAM-GP 4830 Health Economics: Principles
  • HPAM-GP 4832 Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy
  • PADM-GP 2202 Politics of International Development
  • PADM-GP 2203 International Economic Development: Governments, Markets, and Communities
  • PADM-GP 2245 Financing Local Government in Developing Countries
  • URPL-GP 2665 Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries