Master of Science in Global Development

The Master of Science in Global Development is a 12-month program designed to prepare professionals for sustainable development work in governments, private development firms, and NGOs in developing countries, primarily in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

The program responds to the substantial challenges of rapid urbanization, climate change, and growing inequality in cities of developing regions and draws on concepts and skills from economics, politics, city and regional planning, and international affairs. Students will gain multidisciplinary knowledge and training needed to help address challenges in anything from infrastructure provision to poverty reductions. 

Students take classes in Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning, School of Economics, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

INTA/ECON 6704Introduction to Global Development3
INTA 6003Empirical Research Methods3
CP 6514Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
One of the following:3
Special Topics (Political Economy of Development)
Development Economics
Comparative Politics
Sustainable Urban Development
One of the following:3
Applied Planning Studio
Applied Planning Studio (Urban Design)
Special Topics (Graduate Capstone in Global Development)
Special Topics
International Trade and Technology Transfer
International Political Economy
Information and Communication Technologies and Global Development
Comparative Science and Technology Policy
Special Topics (User Interface Design and Evaluation)
Special Topics (Sustainable Megaregion)
Special Topics (Democracy in the Global South)
Special Topics (Latin American Politics)
Special Topics (Political Economy of China)
Special Topics (Government and Politics-China)
Special Topics (Urbanization and Development in the LDCs)
Special Topics (Technology and Poverty)
Special Topics (Big Data and Security)
Special Topics (Environmental Politics)
Special Topics (Soccer and Global Politics)
Special Topics (Energy, Environment, and Policy)
Special Topics (Energy and International Security)
Special Topics (Global Issues and Leadership)
Special Topics (Post-Soviet Politics)
Special Topics (Gender and Global Development)
Special Topics (Challenge of Terrorism)
Special Topics (Conflict and Security in Developing Countries)
Urban and Regional Development Theory
Introduction to Land Use Planning
Introduction to Climate Change Planning
Climate Change and the City
Introduction to Transportation Planning
Land Use and Transportation Interaction
Foundations of Local Economic Development Planning and
Economic Development Analysis and Practice
Water Resources Planning
Equity, Social Justice, and Economic Development
Environmental Analysis Using GIS
Socioeconomic GIS
Urban Growth and Infrastructure Systems
Principles of Real Estate Finance and Development
Community Development
Government and Housing Markets
Applied Real Estate Development Methods
Citizen Participation and Community Engagement
Urban Design Policy: Analysis and Implementation
Urban Ecological Design
Advanced Urban and Regional Development Theory
Special Topics in Land Use Planning (International Growth Management Law)
Microeconomic Analysis
Econometrics II
Urban and Regional Economics
Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment
Strategic Economics for Global Enterprise
Economics of Health and Health Care
Special Topics (The World Trading System: Law, Economics and Corporate Strategy)
Total Credit Hours30