24 months
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1866 USD/credit 36387 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 36387 USD/year
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About

Development Management from American University Washington DC provides graduates with both relevant management skills and a top 10 education in international affairs.

Overview

Development Management from American University Washington DC offers a unique combination of applied skills found in a traditional MS degree—such as project management, organizational strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation—and a broad, multidisciplinary approach to international development theories, issues, and programs.  

Careers

The Master of Science in Development Management (MSDM) at the School of International Service prepares graduates to work directly with communities, organizations, programs, and individuals on the logistical aspects of international development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Micropolitics of Development
  • International Development
  • Professional Development Management
  • Management of Organizations and Human Capital 
  • Public Administration and the Policy Process 
  • Economic Theory
  • Economic Development 
  • Survey of Economic Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

39 alternative credits

39-42

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS score if non-native English speaker
  • Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a B+ (3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale) and should have had at least 24 credit hours of social science coursework relevant to international studies.  
  • Applicants must have at least two years field experience working on development problems or projects in the United States, Western Europe, or in developing countries.
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36387 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    36387 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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