Curriculum and Program Requirements

Master of Arts in Global Development and Peace

All students in the Program are required to complete the following courses plus nine semester hours in a specialization track and at least one course in another specialization and one elective:

Core Requirements

  • GLDP 501 Research Methods 3
  • GLDP 511 Issues in Economic Development 3
  • GLDP 522 International Conflict and Negotiation 3
  • GLDP 528 Sociopolitical Implications of the World’s Religions or GLDP 525 Globalization 3

Specialization Track and Electives

  • Three courses in Student’s Specialization Track 9
  • One course in another Specialization Track 3
  • One Elective 3

Capstone Core Requirements

  • GLDP 591 Internship 3
  • GLDP 598 Tutorial 3
  • GLDP 599 Thesis 3
  • Total 36

Normal Course Sequence for Full-time Students

SEMESTER I

Core for All Students (9 semester hours)

  • GLDP 501 Research Methods 3
  • GLDP 522 International Conflict and Negotiation 3
  • GLDP 528 Sociopolitical Implications of the World’s Religions or GLDP 525 Globalization 3

SEMESTER II

Core for All Students (3 semester hours)

  • GLDP 511 Issues in Economic Development 3
  • + 6 semester hours in Student’s Specialization Track

Specialization Track A Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Choose Two (6 semester hours):

  • GLDP 535x Peace Psychology 3
  • GLDP 581 Advanced Diplomacy 3
  • GLDP 524 Political and Economic Integration (PEI)

Specialization Track B International Political Economy & Development

Choose Two (6 semester hours):

  • GLDP 523 Corruption 3
  • GLDP 540 Culture and Development 3
  • GLDP 563 International Human Rights 3

Specialization Track C Global Media and Communication

Choose Two (6 semester hours):

  • GMCS 511 Communication Theory 3
  • GMCS 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3
  • GMCS 543 Communication and National Development 3
  • GMCS 555 News Media & International journalism 3
  • GMSC 562 Media Communication Law and Legal Issues 3

Specialization Track D Global Management

Choose Two (6 semester hours):

  • GLDP 523 Corruption 3
  • GSB 537/MGMT 532 Global Program and Project Management 3
  • GSB 580/MGMT 523 Leadership, Teams & Managing Change 3
  • GLDP 528 Political and Economic Integration 3

SEMESTER III

For all Tracks:

  • GLDP 591 Internship (3 semester hours) 3

SEMESTER IV

Specialization Track A Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Choose two (6 semester hours) plus one course (3 semester hours) in another Track B, C, or D, plus one elective.

  • GLDP 560 Sustainable Development 3
  • GMCS 543 Communication and National Development 3
  • GLDP 563 International Human Rights 3
  • GMCS 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3

Specialization Track B International Political Economy and Development

Choose two (6 semester hours) plus one course (3 semester hours) in Track A, C, or D, plus one elective:

  • GLDP 540 Culture and Development 3
  • GLDP 560 Sustainable Development 3
  • MGMT 532 Global Program and Project 3
  • GSB 539 International Issues 3

Specialization Track C Global Communication

Choose two (6 semester hours) plus one course (3 semester hours) in Track A, B or D, plus one elective.

  • GMCS 555 News Media & International journalism 3
  • GMSC 562 Media Communication Law and Legal Issues 3
  • GLDP 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3

Specialization Track D Global Management

Choose two (6 semester hours), plus one course in Track B, C, or D, plus one elective.

  • FIN 500 International Trade and Finance 3
  • FIN 630 International Financial Management 3
  • FIN 743 Technical Analysis & Trading 3
  • MGMT 779 International Issues 3
  • MGMT 632 Global Program and Project Management 3

SEMESTER V

For all Tracks:

  • GLDP 598 Tutorial (and Oral and Written Comprehensive Exams) 3
  • GLDP 599 Thesis 3
  • Total Semester hours for Semesters I-V 36

*Please note that students may substitute one course in their specialization track with the approval of the Program Director.