IDS Graduate Certificate

IDS Graduate Certificate Requirements

Students seeking a UM Graduate Certficate in International Development Studies are required to complete a total of 12 credit hours. This includes at least 6 credits of Common 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.

Common Core Courses

Must select at least 2 of the following courses.

  • IDS 591 Social and Behavior Change Communication
  • GYD 520 Critical Issues in Helping
  • NRSM G 575 Environment and Development
  • PSCI G 521 Globalization
  • PSCI 528 Politics of World Economy

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

Must select no more than 2 of the following courses.

  • ANTH 520 Seminar in Ethnology
  • ANTH 521 Applied Anthropology
  • COMM 415 Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 450 Advance Topics in Economic Development
  • ENST 487 Globalization Justice and the Envrionment
  • ENST 516 Climate Change: Mekong Delta
  • NRSM G 524 Community Forestry
  • NRSM 571 International Conservation and Development
  • PSCI 431 Politics of Global Migration
  • PSCI 463 Development Administration
  • SW 465 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 meet with IDS Director.