Why should I study Development Practice?
The MDP is premised on the understanding that tackling development challenges requires different kinds of knowledge and multiple points of view interacting within an interdisciplinary approach. Thus, all MDP courses draw on a range of disciplines to explore a common theme. Your studies will include significant field immersion, as well as the participation of instructors who are also practitioners. Additionally, all Regis MDP courses are specifically designed and conducted within the Global Classroom exclusively for Development Practice students.
Is Development Practice for me?
Radically affordable and accessible, the Regis MDP draws students of all ages, across a wide range of cultures, geographic location, and experience. The collaborative dimension of the program, called the Learning Communities, ensures students actively benefit from this diversity, both personally and professionally. With many students already engaged in full-time development work, the Regis MDP community simultaneously constitutes a rich and ever-expanding network within the development world.
What will I learn in the Master of Development Practice Program?
MDP courses draw on a range of disciplines, including global health, engineering, climate, ecology, economics, communications, mapping, metrics, culture, gender, finance, management and governance, to explore a common theme. Our approach also means that we challenge the various development theories with your own practical knowledge gleaned from on-the-ground experiences.
Is Regis' Master of Development Practice degree Accredited?
Regis University, founded in 1877, is a regionally accredited university. The Regis MDP program is a member of the Global Association of MDPs in alliance with the MacArthur Foundation.
Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a member of the North Central Association.
What class formats are available?
All Regis MDP courses may be attended in person or remotely, from anywhere on Earth. All MDP courses occur and are set in the Global Classroom at Posner Center for International Development, which allows for interaction between students. If you live in the Denver area, you may attend in person or online.
When do classes start?
Classes begin once per year, in August.