International Development Studies

Ohio University

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Through the Center for International Studies, Ohio University offers a program leading to the Master of Arts in International Studies degree in International Development. 


Key facts:

The International Development Studies (IDS) Program at Ohio University seeks to produce graduates who will become development practitioners – professionals acting as catalysts and facilitators of change in developing contexts. The IDS program incorporates a multidisciplinary approach and perspective, combining theory, methods, practical application, research, and technical concentration.

The program is two years, provides a broad viewpoint of issues and problems related to change and growth in a development context, and requires students to build upon a core set of classes, plus selecting a concentration in one of four technical areas: environment, gender, health, or social sciences.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Development and Environment
  • Development and Gender
  • Development and Health
  • Development and the Social Sciences
  • Development and Sports

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 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.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Receipt of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university equivalent to a US 4-year degree.
  • A good undergraduate record, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation that can address your academic abilities and achievements.
  • An autobiographical sketch (A one page personal statement that is descriptive of your life.)
  • Statement of purpose (A two page statement indicating your career goals and how the program of study chosen will help meet those goals. Be specific in discussing the aspects of your personal and academic background that may lead to success in the area of study chosen.)
  • A resume or curriculum vita.

The applicant's experience, motivations, intellectual maturity, and probability of success in graduate work will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6474 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6474 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3498 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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