Certificate in International Development

Specialization in Sustainable Development

1. Coursework

Core Courses (3 Courses Required)

Three core courses are required. The first core course must be one of the three Development Economics course offerings (E240: Development Economics: Macro Perspectives, E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis, E242: Development Economics: Micro-Perspectives). The second and third core courses must be two of the following course offerings: L250: Law and Development, P219: International Political Economy of Development, P222: Development Aid in Practice.

Core Requirement: Choose one of the following course options:
E240: Development Economics: Macro Perspectives
E241: Development Economics: Policy Analysis
E242: Development Economics: Micro-Perspectives
Core Requirement: Choose two of the following three course options:
L250: Law and Development
P219: International Political Economy of Development
P222: Development Aid in Practice

Specialization Courses (5 courses required):

  • L223: International Environmental Law
  • D250: Water Diplomacy
  • P207: GIS for International Applications
  • P250: Elements of International Environmental Policy
  • P251: International Environmental Negotiations
  • P253: Sustainable Development Diplomacy
  • P254: Climate Change and Clean Energy Policy    
  • P255: International Energy Policy
  • P256: Innovation for Sustainable Prosperity
  • P257: Corporate Management of Environmental Issues
  • P258: Clean Energy Technologies and Policy Issues
  • E243: Agriculture and Rural Development in Developing Countries
  • E246: Natural Resource Environmental Economics
  • E250: Macroeconomic Problems of Middle Income Countries: Focus on Latin America
  • E262: The Economics of Global Health and Development
  • B280: Global Food Business
  • B284: Petroleum in the Global Economy
* Two modular (.5 credit) courses are equal to one credit course. Students wishing to use modular courses to meet the Certificate requirements must seek permission from Professor Block.

2. Summer Internship or Related Work Experience

3. Capstone Project on Related Topic

Questions regarding ADMISSION and/or to receive a CATALOG and APPLICATION may be sent to the Admissions Office at: FletcherAdmissions@tufts.edu

Questions about the courses in the Certificate should be sent to Professor Steven Block at: steven.block@tufts.edu.


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