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Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development


Great care has been taken to design a multi-disciplinary and Indigenous curriculum that covers the theoretical and practical implications of development. 

Students complete 54 credit hours of coursework which includes the Orientation and two field placements.

During the 2nd year of the program, students may decide to take electives or do a major research project.

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The MDP Network and the Global Classroom

The MDP at The University of Winnipeg is an active member of the Global MDP Association. Collaboration among the network of universities is facilitated by a MDP Secretariat situated at Columbia University. Through the Secretariat, the MDP universities work together to develop and evaluate curriculum and field learning placements, and jointly to promote development through policy and program implementation initiatives. 

One innovative way to have learning shared across all the member institution MDP programs is through the Global Classroom. This is a for credit course for ALL the MDP first-year student cohorts around the world. The geographic location of the Global Classroom is at the Earth Institute in Columbia University. The course is delivered under the leadership of Jeffrey Sachs and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in a real-time, face-to-face meeting for all students through the use of innovative technology. This is a unique opportunity you to be an active part of the MDP student body, to ask questions of the top researchers and activists in the world, and to put Indigenous development on the world-wide MDP agenda.