Course Schedule

Course Schedule

To earn the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice degree, students are required to take a combination of eleven (11) required courses and three (3) elective courses for a total of 39 credits over a 14- or 24-month period.  Students can choose to begin the program in the summer (in person), fall (online) or spring (online) terms.  Below are the course schedules based upon the chosen program (14- or 24-month) and preferred starting term.

14-Month Program (summer start only)

  Summer Term
(3+ weeks in June)
In Person/On Campus
Fall Term
(September - December)
Online
January Term
(Optional)
Online
Spring Term
(February - May)
Online
Year 1

Required Courses

  • Integrative Approaches to Development Policy and Practice (DPP 901)
  • Organizational Management and Leadership (DPP 906)
  • Environmental Factors in Development Practice (DPP 911)
  • Project Design (DPP980)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD

Required Courses

  • Fiscal Management for Development Organizations (DPP 905)
  • Project Implementation (DPP 981)

Optional Elective

  • Independent Study (DPP 990)

Required Courses

  • Economic Analysis for Development (DPP 902)
  • Project Management (DPP 982)
Year 2

Required Courses

  • Leadership and Development (DPP 910)
  • Policy Analysis, Policymaking and Sustainable Development (DPP 908)
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation (DPP 983)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD
     

24-Month Programs (Summer, Fall, or Spring start)

Sample Program Course Schedules (select start term):

 

Summer Term 
(3+ weeks in June)
In Person/On Campus

Fall Term
(September - December)
Online
January Term
(Optional)
Online
Spring Term
(February-May)
Online
Year 1

Required Courses

  • Integrative Approaches to Development Policy and Practice (DPP 901)
  • Organizational Management and Leadership (DPP 910)
  • Environmental Factors in Development Practice (DPP 911)
  • Project Design (DPP 980)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD

Required Course

  • Project Implementation (DPP 981)

Optional Elective

  • Independent Study (DPP 990)

Required Course

  • Project Management (DPP 982)
Year 2

Required Courses

  • Leadership and Development (DPP 910)
  • Policy Analysis, Policymaking and Sustainable Development (DPP 908)
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation (DPP 983)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD

Required Course

  • Fiscal Management for Development Organizations (DPP 905)

Optional Elective

  • Independent Study (DPP 990)

Required Course

  • Economic Analysis for Development (DPP 902)
 

Fall Term
(September - December)
Online

January Term
(Optional)
Online

Spring Term
(February-May)
Online

Summer Term
(3+ weeks in June)
In Person/On Campus

Year 1

Required Course

  • Fiscal Management for Development Organizations (DPP 905)

Optional Elective

  • Independent Study (DPP 990)

Required Course

  • Economic Analysis for Development (DPP 902)

Required Courses

  • Integrative Approaches to Development Policy and Practice (DPP 901)
  • Organizational Management and Leadership I (DPP 910)
  • Environmental Factors in Development Practice (DPP 911)
  • Project Design (DPP 980)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD
Year 2

Required Course

  • Project Implementation (DPP 981)

Optional Elective

  • Independent Study (DPP 990)

Required Course

  • Project Management (DPP 982)

Required Courses

  • Organizational Management and Leadership II (DPP 906)
  • Policy Analysis, Policymaking and Sustainable Development (DPP 908)
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation (DPP 983)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD

 

 

 

Spring Term
(February-May)
Online

Summer Term
(3+ weeks in June)
In Person/On Campus

Fall Term
(September - December)
Online

January Term
(Optional)
Online

Year 1

Required Course

  • Economic Analysis for Development (DPP 902)

Required Courses

  • Integrative Approaches to Development Policy and Practice (DPP 901)
  • Organizational Management and Leadership I (DPP 910)
  • Environmental Factors in Development Practice (DPP 911)
  • Project Design (DPP 980)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD

Required Course

  • Project Implementation (DPP 981)

Required Course

  • Independent Study (DPP 990)
Year 2

Required Course

  • Project Management (DPP 982)

Required Courses

  • Organizational Management and Leadership II (DPP 906)
  • Policy Analysis, Policymaking and Sustainable Development (DPP 908)
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation (DPP 983)

Elective Courses (choose 1 or 2)

  • Two or Three Elective Courses TBD

Required Course

  • Fiscal Management for Development Organizations (DPP 905)

Optional Elective

  • Independent Study (DPP 990)