The one-year International Development Policy and Management Certificate gives you the tools and framework needed for addressing pressing international issues in developing countries. Students are drawn from diverse departments across the University of Washington (UW), giving the core courses a unique, interdisciplinary perspective on development.
The program explores the challenges of economic, political, and social development through the following curriculum:
- Three required core courses that examine the theories and techniques of development management along with ways to apply them in a global context.
- Economics of International Development, PBAF 533 (view sample syllabus 199 KB PDF)
- Development Management: Theory and Practice, PBAF 531 (view sample syllabus 342 KB PDF)
- Captstone: Managing Policy in a Global Context (capstone course), PBAF 532 (view sample syllabus 114 KB PDF). As part of this course, students will work in groups to complete a client-oriented capstone project.
- Nine elective credits in international development (typically via three courses), chosen from an approved list of electives that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on development and management issues. Please email email@example.com to request a copy of the elective list.
Our program also offers the chance to develop networking relationships with guest speakers, who are practitioners and professionals working in international development.
Alumni have found employment with the following organizations:
- Health Alliance International
- Facing the Future
- World Vision
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- And many other international development organizations
The program is open to all UW graduate students after the first year of study. We have a recommended sequence of how to progress through the program for an optimal learning experience with your cohort class, but you can also complete it out of sequence , with the exception of the spring capstone course, which we typically ask student to undertake only after completing the other two courses. Elective courses from your home department can count towards your certificate requirement with the approval of certificate faculty. Core (required of all students) courses from your home department cannot count towards the certificate. For Evans School MPA students, completion of all certificate requirements, including the capstone project, fulfills the Degree Project requirement.
Applications are accepted once per year; the deadline is April 15.
For more information, read our certificate program application instructions and planning forms. You can also contact the Evans School Student Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.543.4900.