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Careers in international development involve working for a variety of organizations, both in the United States and abroad, that support efforts in lesser developed nations on topical issues such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, public health, poverty alleviation, debt relief, good governance, and economic development. Employment opportunities often include skills such as program management, procurement, logistics, and monitoring and evaluation.
Emphasis on development of practical skills
Free-standing certificate or as part of an earned master’s degree
Prospective employers include government agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); international and nongovernmental organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Division, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Oxfam International and local affiliates, International Committee of the Red Cross, Physicians for Peace, and World Vision.
Wondering what you can do with a degree from ODU's this program? Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.
Analysis of the forces shaping national and transnational economic institutions and their policies on a range of contemporary issues, including North-South relations.
Course covers each phase of the public procurement project cycle, with an emphasis on tools and techniques to manage a public procurement project. |Cross listed with PADM 727)
This course will introduce the student to the political, social, cultural and ethical issues involved in disease prevention and health promotion globally. Specific emphasis will be on incidence/prevalence, morbidity/mortality, and identified health problems in specific regions and countries. This course will also identify international health prerogatives aimed at improving health status through education and intervention.
Students entering the Certificate program in International Development should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
To be admitted to this program, potential students may apply online through the Office of Admissions as a non-degree, certificate/life learner student. All applicants must meet the requirements for graduate admission. Graduate degree-seeking students interested in pursuing this certificate in conjunction with a degree should consult with their graduate program director or advisor for assistance.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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