What You'll Learn
Through the master’s degree in the field of global development practice you:
- Develop a holistic understanding of policy instruments, social complexities, human health risks, ecological system dynamics, technological innovations, and financial models to advance sustainable development.
- Identify and challenge assumptions, seeking alternatives, determining solutions and engaging the client organization(s) to accept recommendations for implementation.
- Engage with the global network of development professionals.
- Employ state of the art project management techniques.
- Leverage local knowledge through global practice.
Harvard Extension School is a member of the Global Association of Master in Development Practice and meets the Association’s standard of core development practice competencies.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Global Development Practice.
Through our learner-centered approach, students define problems, engage with stakeholders, evaluate evidence, determine priorities of action, and deliver an implementable plan.
Courses Taken Each Semester
Working Full Time
Would Recommend the Program
Professional Experience in the Field
Pursued For Career Change
Admission and Getting Started
Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.
To get started, you take the following two courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.
- ENVR E-101 Introduction to Sustainability and Environmental Management
- DEVP E-102 Proseminar: Critical Analysis of Global Development Systems
Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2020–21 rate)||$2,900 per course|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$35,000|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.