PhD Degree in Development Studies in USA

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Development Studies

A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.

Development studies often aim to prepare students to perform a deep investigation of the developing world. To this end, an academic program in this discipline might engage with any number of issues facing developing economies and societies.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

Top Doctoral Programs in Development Studies in USA 2017

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PhD in International Studies

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus September 2017 USA Denver

The Josef Korbel School PhD program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program. [+]

Best PhD Programs in Development Studies in USA 2017. The Josef Korbel School PhD program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program. Our doctoral candidates develop close working relationships with faculty in an open, informal environment that facilitates interaction and the exchange of ideas. The small size of the program also contributes to a strong sense of community. The Josef Korbel School challenges each student to become an original and creative scholar while providing a supportive environment for personal and professional development. In recent years, our doctoral graduates have gone on to teach at universities and liberal arts colleges such as Queen's University Belfast, Occidental College, Colorado College, University of Delaware, University of South Florida and the Air Force Academy. Other graduates have pursued non-academic careers at the Ford Foundation, Carter Center, American Red Cross, U.S. Government and more. FIELD SPECIALIZATIONS Comparative politics International political economy Political theory CENTERS AND INSTITUTES Another way for our doctoral candidates to gain additional work and research experience is through involvement with our school's centers, institutes and journals. Candidates are currently working with... [-]

Special Education (Ed.D.)

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. [+]

Disability. Equity. Culture. With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. Our interdisciplinary approach, allows students to draw from, critique, and contribute various perspectives on disability and its intersection with other social markers — to advocate for, and walk in solidarity with people with disabilities. Program coursework provides a strong methodological and theoretical foundation, and prepares students for three practicum experiences: higher education teaching, research, and school consultation and collaboration, providing opportunities for career advancement. In each practicum, students are matched with a faculty mentor from USF or another university and given the opportunity to take part in a research study, teach a graduate level course, or collaborate with a community-based organization. Program Details The doctoral program consists of 60 credit hours of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation. By taking 12-15 credits per year, students can complete the doctoral program in five years. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to conduct meaningful research related to the issues and challenges faced by students with disabilities, provide evidence-based teacher education, and collaborate with school personnel to improve the educational outcomes of students with disabilities. They will be able to consider and address a variety of cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, contextual, and communicative factors as they prepare future K-12 special education teachers to serve students with disabilities. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program... [-]

Learning and Instruction (Ed.D.)

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 5 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

Applying Research and Educational Psychology to Diverse Learning Environments [+]

Best PhD Programs in Development Studies in USA 2017. The Learning and Instruction Department offers exciting and unique programs at the doctoral level. Learning and instruction is the application of psychological principles and concepts to solve problems in educational and training settings. Individual differences, cognitive and social development, learning and motivational theory, instructional design, classroom teaching and management, and assessment are common topics addressed in the program. Learning and Instruction Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) Applying research and educational psychology to diverse learning environments. Visit our website here to learn more about this program The program provides working professionals with the research skills and core content to make use of and contribute to the knowledge base in learning and instruction. Using the latest technology to assist in instructional delivery and support, coursework focuses on learners and learning, instructional settings, research skills, and special education. There is also an option to obtain a Concentration in Special Education or a Concentration in Digital Technology for Teaching and Learning (nine credits). "I think the first thing one notices when attending USF is a sense of community. Professors are truly interested in every student's learning, which translates into a program that includes rigor and caring. Small class sizes—check, knowledgeable professors—check, a learning environment that promotes global thinking—check. In my opinion, USF has it all!." —KAREN SANFORD, Student EdD Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must... [-]

PhD in Development Economics

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Cambridge

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. [+]

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. In this programme, students are encouraged to take a minor in another discipline at the PhD level in order to be equipped to deal with complex issues from at least two academic standpoints. In addition, students have the opportunity to carry out fieldwork by taking part in projects being supervised by faculty members in developing countries.

 

 

PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics

 

Over the past decade, Development Economics has arguably become one of the most interesting fields in the profession. From global macroeconomic issues such as the determinants of economic growth, to carefully-crafted microeconomic work in which rigorously constructed theory is tested in developing countries, often using cutting-edge experimental or quasi-experimental techniques, Development Economics is at the heart of many current policy debates. What works and what does not in terms of social programmes geared towards reducing poverty, child malnutrition, or the spread of HIV/AIDS? What policies should a country follow in order to ensure sustained economic growth and an equitable distribution of income?... [-]