Innovation in Global Development (IGD)

Fueled by advances in science and technology, the 20th century brought significant economic growth worldwide. However, singularly focused development approaches prioritizing economic growth are now challenged by pressing concerns of inequalities, global environmental change, conflict and violence, demands for equal access to resources, and migration to cities. This is further compounded by global aspirations for sustainable futures for all. Addressing these concerns with foresight has become the moral and political imperative of the moment.

Faculty

Gary Grossman, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Director for Academic Programs

Gary has worked with the World Bank, USAID, and the UN to integrate ‘hands-on’ work in the field of development with policy and practice. He has been the principal investigator for approximately $35M in national and international grants and has received two Fulbright research awards. He regards the engagement of people in developing nations as critical to truly making the future serve everyone.

Advising

Global Technology and Development students are advised by Dr. Mary Jane Parmentier, degree program chair, or Wendi Taylor, graduate program advisor. If you have questions regarding what classes you should take, or if you need to discuss your options for a thesis, applied project, comprehensive exam for the on-campus program, or advanced research project for the online program, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you!

Courses

*Required core course: GTD 511 Development Policy & Practices

*Required concentration courses: select 9 credits from the list below

Degree Information

The Concentration in Applied International Development (AID), in the Master of Science in Global Technology and Development (GTD) provides an online curriculum focused on applied skills and practices in international development, including specializations contributed by other schools and colleges at ASU.

Welcome

The Applied International Development Concentration in the MS in Global Technology and Development program (GTD) offers the working professional in international development a flexible curriculum that meets their needs, and relates immediately to work in the field. With just one required core course and a final applied project, the remainder of the curriculum can be constructed by each student, with the assistance of an advisor. We want to ensure that the courses meet the needs of each masters student and their personal and professional goals.

Global Technology and Development Applied International Development Concentration (GTD-AID)

The Applied International Development Concentration in the MS in Global Technology and Development program (GTD) offers the working professional in international development a flexible curriculum that meets their needs, and relates immediately to work in the field. With just one required core course and a final applied project, the remainder of the curriculum can be constructed by each student, with the assistance of an advisor. We want to ensure that the courses meet the needs of each masters student and their personal and professional goals.

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