International Development Administration

Western Michigan University

Master On Campus
12 months
1022 USD/credit
1022 USD/credit
681 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Students in International Development Administration from Western Michigan University are planning to pursue careers in the public and nonprofit sectors in developing countries and in international development organizations.


Recent classes at International Development Administration from Western Michigan University  have discussed development strategies in areas such as industrialization in Taiwan, Brazil and China, social security in India, health in Chile, Argentina and Niger, and textiles and apparel in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Tuinisia, and development projects such as on hydroelectricity in China, agriculture in Afghanistan and Pakistan, education in Burkina Faso, social cohesion in Liberia, and child survival in Mozambique. 

Graduates with International Development Administration from Western Michigan University will build a foundation of professional competence in the following areas:

  • Development theories such as those oriented to government strategies and administration, economic markets, political development, rural development and environmental sustainability.
  • History of the field, where most core classes use case studies so students gain a broad familiarity with practical issues specific to many professional areas and political environments.
  • Methods such as statistical analysis, project planning, cost-benefit analysis, monitoring and evaluation, the logical framework, stakeholder analysis, participatory appraisal, and political and institutional analysis.
  • Skills such as budgeting, research and writing, human resource management and public speaking.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Resources Administration 
  • Administration in Developing Countries 
  • Comparative National Development Strategies 
  • Economic Development 
  • Gender and Development 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of International Development Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have achieved a 3.25 GPA in the last two years of their bachelor’s degree.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • This program requires three recommendations
  • Written statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1022 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1022 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1022 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1022 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    681 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 681 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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