M.Sc. On Campus

Development Management

American University Washington DC

24 months
32616 USD/year
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Development Management from American University Washington DC provides graduates with both relevant management skills and a top 10 education in international affairs.


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.  


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


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

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 24 months.

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

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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