Regis University Master of Development Process Accepted to Prestigious Global Association

June 29, 2016

Denver, June 23, 2016 – Regis University is proud to announce that it is the first Jesuit institution accepted into the MacArthur Foundation-supported Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice (MDP). There are 30 MDP Institutions worldwide (, including just seven in the United States (Columbia, Berkeley, Emory, and the Universities of Florida, Minnesota, and Arizona).

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recognized the need for a new generation of development practitioners with integrated knowledge, technical and pragmatic skills, and holistic sensibility across four core disciplines: health, social, natural and management sciences.

The Global Association of Master’s of Development Practice addresses this immediate need globally for emerging development practitioners with a rare combination of knowledge, skills and attributes.

Regis University’s Master of Development Practice degree offers a unique blended approach to learning that critically addresses the 2015-30 UN Sustainable Development Goals. In partnering with the Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and the Posner Center for International Studies.

Regis uses blended learning to work with an international cohort of students around the world who will learn systemic analysis, interpersonal respect and compassion, integrative thinking, humility, expertise, community and moral imagination. The underlying principles of Regis’ program align with the University’s founding purpose and the Ignatian principles.

As evident in Pope Francis’ global encyclical Laudato Si, Regis’ Master of Development Practice program invites diverse learners from at-risk and affluent contexts to join forces in addressing individual and collective poverty, environmental stewardship, over-consumption and universal well-being. 

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