Global Development

2014-15 Tuition

$30,785

Application deadlines

Spring: No Admission; Fall: April 15

Requirements summary

Degrees

  • M.P.S.

Subjects

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences (M.P.S.)
  • International Development (M.P.S.)

Major concentrations

  • development policy
  • international agriculture and rural development
  • international nutrition
  • international planning
  • international population
  • science and technology policy

The Master of Professional Studies in Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Masters of Professional Studies in International Development are 12 month programs which provide an interdisciplinary program of study for those who have experience in international development and are seeking to upgrade or update their educational qualifications.

The degree program requires at least 30 credits of course work and two residence units (S/B registration units). Six credits are earned for an applied research project. About half of the work is in the student's area of concentration, and half is in complementary areas of analysis. Candidates can expect to complete their degree requirements in eleven to eighteen months. If more work in the substantive specialization is desired, the candidate is expected to undertake the work during the summer or in an additional semester.

Application:
Applicants are expected to have a strong academic background and at least two years of development experience. Professional performance is given some weight in admission decisions. Applicants are advised to submit scores on the GRE general test. Students who have just completed an undergraduate program of study are not eligible to apply to this field.

George Abawi (Geneva) -- Concentrations: Research interests: general plant pathology; mycology, ecological and environmental plant pathology; integrated pest management; soilborne plant pathogens; root diseases; soil health; biological control; diseases of vegetables and food legume products; tropical pathology
N'Diri Assie-Lumumba -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: African and African diaspora education; gender issues; family and social structure
Christopher Barrett -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: development policy; economic analysis
James Bartsch -- Concentrations: Research interests: international agricultural engineering; development policy
Alaka Basu -- Concentrations: international nutrition; Research interests: population studies; gender; health; south Asian studies
Robin Bellinder -- Concentrations: Research interests: vegetable crop production; chemical and non-chemical weed management for vegetable cropping systems; reduced tillage systems for wheat, rice and vegetable systems; IPM; pesticide application technology; international agriculture
David Brown -- Concentrations: international population; development policy; Research interests: rural sociology; post-socialist studies
Rosemary Caffarella -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; development policy; international nutrition; Research interests: program planning for adult learners; sustainable education programs for middle income nations; learning in adulthood
Nicholas Calderone -- Concentrations: Research interests: evolution of social behavior and sociobiology; honey-bee pests; parasites; pathogens
Ho Yan (Nancy) Chau -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: international trade; economic development; regional economics
Debbie Cherney -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; development policy; international nutrition; international agriculture and rural development; Research interests:
Ralph Christy -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: agricultural economics; development policy
Ronnie Coffman -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: development policy
Maria Cook -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: labor and politics in Latin America; comparative migrations
Sarah Davidson Evanega -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; development policy; international nutrition; international agriculture and rural development; Research interests:
Harry De Gorter -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; development policy; Research interests: Agriculture and Trade Policy, Applied Welfare Economics, Political Economy
Stephen Degloria -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: resource inventory and analysis; development policy
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: development policy
Rochelle (Shelley) Feldman -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: women in development; methods of analysis; international planning
Gary Fields -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; Research interests: methods of analysis; international planning; population and development
Julia Finkelstein -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; development policy; international nutrition; international agriculture and rural development; Research interests:
Charles Geisler -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: natural resources; development policy
William Goldsmith -- Concentrations: international planning; Research interests: regional planning; international planning
Miguel Gomez -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; development policy; international nutrition; Research interests: food marketing and distribution; supply chain analysis
Vernon Gracen -- Concentrations: Research interests: plant breeding and genetics, Cornell Transnational Learning Program; Associate Director of the West Africa Center for Crop Improvement
Peter Gregory -- Concentrations: development policy; international agriculture and rural development; Research interests:
Douglas Gurak -- Concentrations: international population; Research interests: rural sociology; international population
Jere Haas -- Concentrations: international nutrition; Research interests: nutrition
Ronald Herring -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: development policy; natural resources; environment
Peter Hobbs -- Concentrations: Research interests: agronomy; cropping systems; traditional agriculture; research and development in South Asia
Ikhide Imumorin -- Concentrations: Research interests: animal molecular and quantitive genetics; functional and nutritional genomics; metabolic syndrome in animal models; genetics and economics of indigenous livestock resources in sub-Saharan Africa
Karim-Aly Kassam -- Concentrations: Research interests: indigenous rights; sustainable development; gender analysis; climate change
Stephen Kresovich -- Concentrations: Research interests: biotechnology; plant breeding and biology; agronomy; genetics
Sarosh Kuruvilla -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: collective bargaining; labor law; labor history; Asian industrial relations transformations
Steven Kyle -- Concentrations: science and technology policy; Research interests: development economics
James Lassoie -- Concentrations: science and technology policy; Research interests: natural resources; development policy
David Lee -- Concentrations: Research interests: agricultural policy; international trade; agricultural price policy; the interactions beween international trade and economic development; research and technology effects in agriculture; policy impacts on resource use and management
C. Johannes Lehmann -- Concentrations: Research interests: soil fertility and nutrient management; ecosystems ranges from agriculture; agroforestry to forest successions
William Lesser -- Concentrations: Research interests: technology transfer; impacts of biotechnology on agricultural patents; property rights
Daniel Loucks -- Concentrations: international planning; development policy; Research interests: integration of economics, ecology, environmental engineering and other applicable disciplines into models for identifying and evaluating alternative natural resource development; management plans and policies
Kathryn March -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: methods of analysis; development policy; gender and social justice
Susan McCouch -- Concentrations: Research interests: biotechnology and plant improvement; molecular mapping; use of genetic diversity; plant breeding and global food supplies; rice genetic improvement; comparative genomics of rice and staple cereal grains
Edward McLaughlin -- Concentrations: Research interests: marketing; food retailing; international marketing
Philip McMichael -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: rural sociology; development policy
Jane Mt Pleasant -- Concentrations: Research interests: soil and crop management; cover crops; green manures; mechanical weed control; indigenous cropping systems
Kenneth Mudge -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: horticulture; development policy
Muna Ndulo -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; development policy; international nutrition; Research interests:
Rebecca Nelson -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: improvement and management of resistance for resource-poor farmers; linking agricultural research and extension
Porus Olpadwala -- Concentrations: international planning; science and technology policy; Research interests: regional planning; science and technology policy
Christine Olson -- Concentrations: international nutrition; Research interests: maternal and child nutrition; nutrition intervention in communities
Daniel Peck (Geneva) -- Concentrations: Research interests: soil insect pests; turfgrass; forage grass and sugarcane entomology; biology; ecology; taxonomy and management of spittlebugs
Alice Pell -- Concentrations: development policy; international nutrition; Research interests: animal nutrition; modeling; environmental and economic impacts of smallholder farmers
David Pelletier -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; development policy; international nutrition; international agriculture and rural development; Research interests:
Scott Peters -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: community-university engagement; community organizing; democracy, science, and education; history of American higher education; action research; narrative inquiry
Max Pfeffer -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: development sociology
Per Pinstrup-Andersen -- Concentrations: Research interests: food and nutrition economics and policy
Alison Power -- Concentrations: Research interests: agriculture ecology; pest management; ecological interactions between natural and agricultural ecosystems
Joe Regenstein -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: food chemistry; waste management; religious (kosher and halal) and ethnic foods; fish technology
Susan Riha -- Concentrations: Research interests: environmental biophysics; sustainable land management
Syed Rizvi -- Concentrations: Research interests: engineering and processing of food systems; processing technologies; packaging and international food developments
David Sahn -- Concentrations: development policy; international nutrition; Research interests: economic development; economics of education and health, nutrition and food policy; poverty and inequality
Anthony Shelton (Geneva) -- Concentrations: Research interests: integrated pest management; biological control; biotechnology
Margaret Smith -- Concentrations: Research interests: varieties for smallholders farmers; farmer variety selection and conservation; participatory plant breeding; tropical crop production systems
Tammo Steenhuis -- Concentrations: Research interests: innovative ways of integrated watershed management
Rebecca Stoltzfus -- Concentrations: international nutrition; Research interests: maternal and child nutrition, micronutrient deficiences, anemia, parasitic infections
Janice Thies -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: soil microbial ecology
Ward Tingey -- Concentrations: Research interests:
Terry W. Tucker (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: international planning; international population; science and technology policy; international nutrition; international agriculture and rural development; Research interests: farmer-led innovation; alternative extension approaches and institutional arrangements; diverse partnerships for development
Lowell Turner -- Concentrations: development policy; Research interests: collective bargaining; development policy
Norman Uphoff -- Concentrations: international planning; science and technology policy; development policy; Research interests: methods of analysis; development policy
Harold Van Es -- Concentrations: Research interests: soil and water conservation; precision agriculture; environmental protection
Michael Walter -- Concentrations: Research interests: water resources; conservation farming; erosion; watershed management
Mildred Warner -- Concentrations: international planning; Research interests: community development; economic development; state and local government policy
H. Chris Wien -- Concentrations: Research interests: tropical crop production; horticulture in tropical areas; intercropping
Lindy Williams -- Concentrations: international population; Research interests: population
Wendy Wolford -- Concentrations: Research interests: political economy of development; social movements and resistance; agrarian societies; political ecology and conservation; land use; land reform; critical ethnography all in Latin America

Graduate School Professors (emeritus)

Royal Colle -- Concentrations: international planning; science and technology policy; Research interests: communication and community development, with a heavy emphasis on developing nations
Jean-Pierre Habicht -- Concentrations: international nutrition; Research interests: nutrition

Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan for the Field of Global Development

This assessment plan is written on the presumption that the merger of the fields of International Development and International Agriculture & Rural Development is approved as currently submitted.

Learn more about the assessment plan.