International Development Studies M.A. Program
The IDS program trains development practitioners who are grounded in the theories, policies, and skills necessary for operating at the forefront of the field, addressing global development challenges in the most disadvantaged regions and among the most marginalized populations. To achieve this, the program takes a multidisciplinary and intellectually-rigorous approach, paying particular attention to cultural context, ethics, field-based applied research, and innovative practices.
In the News
Elliott School graduate Evan Young (B.A. '15) is working with Columbian College senior Max Obuz to turn a business plan into a nonprofit aimed at solving sanitation problems in developing countries.
James Foster co-authors a World Bank research report assessing progress made towards ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.