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International Development (Graduate Certificate)

Careers in international development involve working for a variety of organizations, both in the United States and abroad, that support efforts in lesser developed nations on topical issues such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, public health, poverty alleviation, debt relief, good governance, and economic development. Employment opportunities often include skills such as program management, procurement, logistics, and monitoring and evaluation.

International Development (Graduate Certificate)


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What is International Development at ODU like?

Careers in international development involve working for a variety of organizations, both in the United States and abroad, that support efforts in lesser developed nations on topical issues such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, public health, poverty alleviation, debt relief, good governance, and economic development. Employment opportunities often include skills such as program management, procurement, logistics, and monitoring and evaluation.

Program Highlights


What makes International Development at ODU unique?

  • Individualized curriculum

  • Emphasis on development of practical skills

  • Free-standing certificate or as part of an earned master’s degree

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Prospective employers include government agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); international and nongovernmental organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Division, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Oxfam International and local affiliates, International Committee of the Red Cross, Physicians for Peace, and World Vision. 

Wondering what you can do with a degree from ODU's this program? Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Health Educators

$59,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Logistics Managers

$100,740

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.

Courses


What are some courses offered in International Development at ODU?

IS 713:
Global Political Economy


Analysis of the forces shaping national and transnational economic institutions and their policies on a range of contemporary issues, including North-South relations.

PPCM 727:
Public Procurement and Project Management


Course covers each phase of the public procurement project cycle, with an emphasis on tools and techniques to manage a public procurement project. |Cross listed with PADM 727)

HLSC 776:
Global Health


This course will introduce the student to the political, social, cultural and ethical issues involved in disease prevention and health promotion globally. Specific emphasis will be on incidence/prevalence, morbidity/mortality, and identified health problems in specific regions and countries. This course will also identify international health prerogatives aimed at improving health status through education and intervention.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for International Development at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in International Development should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

To be admitted to this program, potential students may apply online through the Office of Admissions as a non-degree, certificate/life learner student.  All applicants must meet the requirements for graduate admission. Graduate degree-seeking students interested in pursuing this certificate in conjunction with a degree should consult with their graduate program director or advisor for assistance.

 

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Associate Professor & Director of International Studies Programs


Name:

Regina Karp


Location:

7047 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5702


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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