Why should I study Development Practice?
The Regis Development Practice program is premised on the understanding that tackling development challenges requires many kinds of knowledge and multiple points of view, interacting within an interdisciplinary approach. Development Practice courses draw on a range of disciplines, including health, engineering, climate, ecology, economics, communications, mapping, metrics, culture, gender, finance, management and governance to explore a common theme. Our global classroom brings development theory into dialogue with students’ own experience, resulting ultimately in more creative and robust real-world practice for our graduates.
Is Development Practice for me?
Radically affordable and accessible, the Regis Development Practice program attracts students of all ages, across a wide range of cultures, geographic location, and experience. The collaborative dimension of the program ensures students actively benefit from this diversity, both personally and professionally. With many students already engaged in full-time development work, the Regis Development Practice community simultaneously constitutes a rich and ever-expanding network within the development world. Beyond its stand alone value, the Certificate positions you to pursue a full Master’s of Development Practice with just two years of additional study.
What will I learn in the Certificate of Development Practice?
Development Practice courses draw on a range of disciplines, including global health, engineering, climate, ecology, economics, communications, mapping, culture, gender, finance, management and governance, to explore a common theme. Our approach also means that we challenge development theory with students’ own practical knowledge gleaned from on-the-ground experience. To this end, the Development Practice Certificate includes a student practicum, as well as the participation of instructors who are also practitioners.
Is Regis’ Graduate Certificate of Development Practice accredited?
Yes, Regis University, founded in 1877, is a regionally accredited university, and the Regis Development Practice program is a member of the Global Association of MDPs
What class formats are available?
Regis Development Practice courses occur in the Global Classroom at the Posner Center for International Development. Classes are synchronous and may be attended in person or remotely, from anywhere on Earth. Class time is concentrated into two weekly class periods of two hours each that fall outside of sleeping and generally, working hours, no matter where students are located.
When do classes start?
Classes begin in August, at the start of the academic year. Note that the Undergraduate Certificate Intensive, coming in 2018, will take place over the summer semester.
Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.