Close Menu

The International Development and Environmental Policy field encompasses broad perspectives on the complex challenges of development in a world threatened by climate change. Global poverty is both a cause and a consequence of environmental degradation. Policies intended to alleviate poverty and promote economic development must be cognizant of their effects on the environment, just as policies to mitigate climate change and protect the environment must be cognizant their effects on poverty and economic growth. The International Development and Environmental Policy field provides an interdisciplinary context for understanding the conflicts and synergies between these two pressing global challenges. Course offerings in this field collectively take a holistic approach, addressing multiple dimensions of development policy from both macro and micro perspectives, while addressing environmental policies relating to energy use, technology choice, water and other natural resources, and climate change from a range of perspectives including science, economics, politics, diplomacy, law and engineering.

Field Advisor(s) 

Jenny Aker 

Research Centers 

Center for International Environment and Resource Policy 

Maritime Studies Program 

Field Requirements 

MALD:  Choose either DHP P250 or one of the current core requirements for the Development Economics field: E240, E241, or E242.  

MGA: DHP P250 and one of the current core requirements for the Development Economics field: E240, E241, or E242. 

MALD & MGA:  

Students are required to choose one skills course from among: 

  • DHP P203 Analytical Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions 

  • DHP P207 GIS for International Applications  

  • EIB E211 Microeconomics  

  • EIB E213 Econometrics 

MALD: 4 courses in field of study 

MGA: 4 courses in field of study 

Total Credits Required   

MALD: 16.00 credits 

MGA: 16.00 credits 

Core Course Requirements

MALD (Choose one):  

DHP P250 Environmental Problem Solving 

EIB E240 Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives 

EIB E241 Development Economics: Policy Analysis 

EIB E242 Development Economics: Micro Perspectives 

MGA: 

DHP P250 Environmental Problem Solving 

And one of the following: 

EIB E240 Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives 

EIB E241 Development Economics: Policy Analysis 

EIB E242 Development Economics: Micro Perspectives 

Skills Courses (choose one)

DHP P203 Analytical Frameworks for International Public Policy Decisions 

DHP P207 GIS for International Applications 

EIB E211 Microeconomics  

EIB E213 Econometrics  

Additional Elective Requirement

DHP D205 Global Maritime Affairs: International Trade, Security, Energy and Environmental Issues at Sea 

DHP D241 Climate and Migration 

DHP P219 Political Economy of Development 

DHP P222 Development Aid in Policy and Practice 

DHP P238 Technology, Development, and Regulation 

DHP P251 Energy, Entrepreneurship, and Finance 

DHP P252 Global Water Security Perspectives 

DHP P253 Sustainable Development Diplomacy 

DHP P254 Climate Change Policy and Law 

DHP P255 International Energy Policy 

DHP P256 Innovation for Sustainable Prosperity 

DHP P257 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues 

DHP P298 Conflict in Africa 

EIB B223 Informal and Underground Finance 

EIB B230 Managing NGOs and Social Enterprises 

EIB B243 Market Approaches to Development 

EIB B244M Financial Inclusion and the Informal Economy 

EIB B245M Research, Design and Action in the Informal Economy 

EIB B252 Corporate Social Responsibility in an Age of Globalization 

EIB E214 International Economic Policy Analysis 

EIB E220 International Trade and Investment 

EIB E230 International Finance 

EIB E240 Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives 

EIB E241 Development Economics: Policy Analysis 

EIB E242 Development Economics: Micro Perspectives 

EIB E243 Food Systems and Policy in Developing Countries 

EIB E244 Political Economy of Reform, Growth, and Equity 

EIB E245 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Public Policy and Social Programs 

EIB E246 Environmental Economics 

EIB E247 Econometric Impact Evaluation for Development 

EIB E262 The Economics of Global Health in Developing Countries  

ILO L222 Selected Issues in Law of the Sea 

ILO L223 International Environmental Law 

Practicum Requirement (MGA only)

A practicum is required for MGA students.