The UF MDP builds solid disciplinary competencies but also emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach that integrates theory, practice and skills training. The two-year MDP curriculum combines discipline-specific foundational core courses with specialization courses.
Core Courses (minimum 24 credits) provide disciplinary competency within the natural, social, health and management sciences. Select any course below to view its syllabus.
|Social Sciences||Health Sciences||Natural Sciences||Management Skills||Field Practicum/
|LAS 6943/AFS 6305: Global Classroom: Development Theory & Practice|
LAS 6938/AFS 6307: Foundations of Economic Analysis for Sustainable Development
AEB 6933: Economic Development in Latin America
|PHC 6764: Global Public Health and Development I|
Students select a second Global Health and Development course from a short list of approved courses
|AGR 5277C: Tropical Crop Production|
EVR 5705: Natural Resource Management and Innovation Systems
|LAS 6291: Communication & Leadership Skills|
LAS 6938/AFS 6905: Development Administration
|LAS 6940/AFS 6905: Design & Methods for Sustainable Development Practice
LAS 6938/AFS 6905: Conservation and Development Practicum
Elective Courses (21 credits) are selected in one or more areas of specialization, and can be utilized to earn approved graduate certificate(s), minors, or concentrations. Some students create their own specializations. Click here to view a current list of Graduate School Certificates.
Opportunities for student specializations are many and include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Certificate in Gender and Development
- Certificate in Tropical Conservation and Development
- Certificate in Latin American Studies
- Certificate in African Studies
- Certificate in Public Health
- Agriculture, Education and Communication
- Tropical Agriculture
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Program Evaluation (variety of coursework options)
- Minor in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership
- Forest/Natural Resource Conservation
- Soil & Water Science: Water Resource Management
- Wildlife Ecology and Conservation: Certificate in Environmental Education and Communications
- Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Participatory Research Methods and Statistics (variety of coursework options)
Students use the MDP Study Plan to plan their programs and track progress towards fulfilling program requirements.