The UC Davis Certificate in Development Practice (CDP) program includes 5 courses and 2 technical field practicum (from 2-6 weeks in length) which can be completed in two years.
The Certificate program is geared at producing dynamic, well prepared professionals who can diagnose and address priorities for sustainable development with emphasis in four critical areas: Agriculture, Energy Technologies and Efficiency, International Business Management, and Public Health and Nutrition.
International students are eligible to apply, but must be enrolled in a UC Davis Masters or PhD program and in good academic standing.
The CDP is offered through the International Agricultural Development Graduate Group (IADGG). Students who are enrolled in or admitted into any UC Davis Master’s or Ph.D. program, are in good academic standing, and can demonstrate a commitment to international development will be eligible for admission.
CDP credits may also be used to satisfy graduate major requirements.
CDP students will receive a UC Davis Graduate Academic Certificate by maintaining a 3.0 GPA (B average) and successfully completing the following requirements.
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- IAD 200 History and Philosophy of Development (5 units)
- IAD 290 Seminar (1 unit)
- MGT 293 Marketing and Business Practices in the Developing World (3 units)
- TTP 289 D-Lab I - Energy and Development: An Overview (3 units)
- NUT AV III Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (3 units)
Required Technical Field Practicum
In addition to the five courses listed above, CDP students will participate in two technical field practicum worth between 4-6 units, depending on duration (from 2-6 weeks). The practicum must be completed with prior approval by the CDP faculty adviser. One of the practica can be completed in the domestic U.S. and the other must be completed abroad.
The international practica can be completed at the site of an international member of the Global Masters in Development Practice Network or through the following UC Davis centers, colleges and departments:
- College of Agriculture and Environmental Science,
- International Program Office,
- Masters in Public Health, and
- Program for International Energy Technologies.
For further details, contact Donna Maricich