IDS Graduate Certificate

IDS Graduate Certificate Requirements

Students seeking a UM Graduate Certificate in International Development Studies are required to complete a total of 12 credit hours. This includes at least 6 credits of Core Courses and up to 6 credits of International Development Studies Content Courses. 

At least half of the credits must be numbered 500 or above.

Note: Courses offered in Fall 2021 are highlighted in green below. Check with the IDS Director about additional new courses.

Core Courses

Select 2 or more of the following courses:

  • IDS 591 Social and Behavior Change Communication
  • ENST 514 Society, Economy and Environment of the Mekong Delta (Study Abroad)
  • ENST 580 The Politics of Food
  • ENST 589 Environmental Justice Issues and Solutions (Spring 2022)
  • NRSM 575 Environment and Development
  • PSCI G 521 Globalization
  • PSCI 582 Politics of World Economy (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 463 UG Development Administration -career preparation course (Fall 2021)
  • PTRM 528 Tourism and Protected Area Management               
  • PTRM 584 Sustainable Protected Area Management and Tourism
  • PTRM 595 Sustaining Human Societies and Natural Environment: Zambia & Botswana (Study Abroad)

In addition to Core Curriculum, students will take no more than 2 additional IDS courses from the following list of graduate-level IDS content courses, for a total of at least 12 credits.

Content Courses

Select no more than 2 of the following courses:

  • ANTH 520 Seminar in Ethnology
  • BMGT 685 International Business
  • COMX 415 UG Intercultural Communication (Spring 2022)
  • COMX 483 UG Hong Kong, Macau, South China: Communication, Culture, and Development (Study Abroad Summer 2022)
  • COUN 575 Multicultural Counseling (Summer 2021)
  • ECON 450 UG Advance Topics in Economic Development
  • ENST 521 Foundation in Environment Education (Fall 2021)
  • ENST 516 Climate Change Effects and Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (Study Abroad)
  • HSTR 435 UG Human Rights in Latin America
  • NRSM 524 Community Forestry
  • NRSM 571 International Conservation and Development
  • PHL 523 Science and the Environment (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 431 UG Politics of Global Migration
  • PSCI 542 Seminar in Management & Policy Skills
  • PSCI 595 Global Environmental Politics (contact instructor for override)
  • PSCI 595 International Security (contact instructor for override) (Fall 2021)
  • PSCI 595 International Law & Organizations (contact instructor for override)(Fall 2021)
  • PRTM 527 Global Ecology Conservation and Natural Resource Management in a Changing World
  • SW 465 UG Social Work in a Global Context

International Internships and other courses not listed here may count toward the certficate on petition by the student and approval by the IDS director.

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IDS Graduate Certificate Registration

To register for the IDS Graduate Certificate, please contact IDS Director.