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International Development Studies

International Development Studies

Welcome to International Development Studies

The goal of the International Development Studies Program is to produce graduates who will become development practitioners - catalysts and facilitators for change in developing contexts. We approach the study of international development from a multidisciplinary perspective, combining theory, methods, practical application, and technical concentration. Students build upon a required core while specializing in one of five concentrations:

  • Development and Environment
  • Development and Gender
  • Development and Health
  • Development and the Social Sciences
  • International Development and Conflict

Founded in 1977 as the Development Studies Program, the International Development Studies Program at Ohio University offers a diverse and stimulating atmosphere for students who have a background and interest in the social, natural sciences, and health sciences, and wish to apply this interest and learning to international development.

(Photos by Kate Hiller and Esteban Bauz)

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Apply for IDS for 2019-2020

Applications will be accepted in mid-September for the International Development Studies program for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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OHIO student reflects on internship work

Working around the world, Steven Richardson put development theory into practice as he assisted national and international groups with their land conservation efforts.

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International Student and Faculty Services

ISFS provides services & support for the international community and helps further their personal and intellectual development.