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Global Development

Field Description

The Master of Professional Studies in Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Masters of Professional Studies in International Development are 12 month programs which provide an interdisciplinary program of study for those who have experience in international development and are seeking to upgrade or update their educational qualifications.

The degree program requires at least 30 credits of course work and two residence units (S/B registration units). Six credits are earned for an applied research project. About half of the work is in the student's area of concentration, and half is in complementary areas of analysis. Candidates can expect to complete their degree requirements in eleven to eighteen months. If more work in the substantive specialization is desired, the candidate is expected to undertake the work during the summer or in an additional semester.


Contact Information

Website: http://ip.cals.cornell.edu/graduate/mps-%E2%80%93-international-development
Email: dmp3@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-3035

B75 Mann Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • international agriculture and rural development
  • development policy
  • international nutrition
  • international planning
  • international population
  • science and technology policy

Faculty

Maricelis Acevedo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: plant pathology, plant breeding

Shorna R. Allred

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international planning

N'Dri Assie-Lumumba

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: African and African diaspora education; gender issues; family and social structure

Christopher Brendan Barrett

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: development policy; economic analysis

Arnab Basu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international planning; international population
  • Research Interests: labor markets, crop pricing and adoption, eco-labeling, trade

Alaka Basu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: international nutrition
  • Research Interests: population studies; gender; health; south Asian studies

Rachel Bezner Kerr

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; international planning; international population; Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development

David L Brown

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international population
  • Research Interests: rural sociology; post-socialist studies

Ho Yan (Nancy) Chau

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: international trade; economic development; regional economics

Debbie J. Cherney

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; international planning; international population; science and technology policy

Ralph Dean Christy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: agricultural economics; development policy

W. Ronnie Coffman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: development policy

Royal Donald Colle

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: International Development: international planning; science and technology policy
  • Research Interests: communication and community development, with a heavy emphasis on developing nations

Maria L Cook

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: labor and politics in Latin America; comparative migrations

Sarah Nell Davidson Evanega

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; international planning; international population; science and technology policy
  • Research Interests:

Chiedozie Ngozi Egesi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; science and technology policy; Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: root and tuber crops, plant breeding and genetics, project management

Parfait M Eloundou-Enyegue

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: development policy

Julia L. Finkelstein

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; international planning; international population; science and technology policy

Miguel I. Gomez

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; international planning; international population; science and technology policy
  • Research Interests: food marketing and distribution; supply chain analysis

Peter Gregory

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development

Douglas T. Gurak

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: international population
  • Research Interests: rural sociology; international population

Jere Douglas Haas

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: international nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutrition

Jean-Pierre Habicht

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: International Development: international nutrition
  • Research Interests: nutrition

Ronald J Herring

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: development policy; natural resources; environment

Peter R. Hobbs

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: agronomy; cropping systems; traditional agriculture; research and development in South Asia

Heather J Huson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development

Karim-Aly S. Kassam

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international planning; science and technology policy; Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: indigenous rights; sustainable development; gender analysis; climate change

Sarosh C Kuruvilla

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: collective bargaining; labor law; labor history; Asian industrial relations transformations

Steven Charles Kyle

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: science and technology policy
  • Research Interests: development economics

James Philip Lassoie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: science and technology policy
  • Research Interests: natural resources; development policy

Julie G. Lauren

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: soil fertility, conservation agriculture, grain legumes, rice-wheat, international agriculture

David R. Lee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: agricultural policy; international trade; agricultural price policy; the interactions beween international trade and economic development; research and technology effects in agriculture; policy impacts on resource use and management

Christopher Johannes Lehmann

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: soil fertility and nutrient management; ecosystems ranges from agriculture; agroforestry to forest successions

Lori Leonard

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international population; Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development

Daniel Peter Loucks

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international planning
  • Research Interests: integration of economics, ecology, environmental engineering and other applicable disciplines into models for identifying and evaluating alternative natural resource development; management plans and policies

John R. Mathiason

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international planning; international population
  • Research Interests: governance of climate change; internet government

Philip David McMichael

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: rural sociology; development policy

Jane Mt Pleasant

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: soil and crop management; cover crops; green manures; mechanical weed control; indigenous cropping systems

Muna Baron Ndulo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; international planning; international population; science and technology policy

Rebecca Judith Nelson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: improvement and management of resistance for resource-poor farmers; linking agricultural research and extension

Steven A. Osofsky

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; science and technology policy
  • Research Interests: wildlife: health, conservation; one health; planetary health; biodiversity; sustainable agriculture; rural development; science policy

Alice N Pell

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: animal nutrition; modeling; environmental and economic impacts of smallholder farmers

David Louis Pelletier

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; international planning; international population; science and technology policy

Scott J Peters

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: community-university engagement; community organizing; democracy, science, and education; history of American higher education; action research; narrative inquiry

Max John Pfeffer

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: development sociology

Prabhu L. Pingali

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition; Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development

Alison G Power

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: agriculture ecology; pest management; ecological interactions between natural and agricultural ecosystems

Kandukuri Venkat Raman

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international planning

Christine K Ranney

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: agricultural economics; development policy

Joe Mac Regenstein

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: food chemistry; waste management; religious (kosher and halal) and ethnic foods; fish technology

Susan Jean Riha

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: environmental biophysics; sustainable land management

Syed S H Rizvi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: engineering and processing of food systems; processing technologies; packaging and international food developments

David Ezra Sahn

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international nutrition
  • Research Interests: economic development; economics of education and health, nutrition and food policy; poverty and inequality

Anthony M Shelton

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: integrated pest management; biological control; biotechnology

Margaret Elizabeth Smith

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: varieties for smallholders farmers; farmer variety selection and conservation; participatory plant breeding; tropical crop production systems

Tammo S Steenhuis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: innovative ways of integrated watershed management

Janice E Thies

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy
  • Research Interests: soil microbial ecology

Terry W. Tucker

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: international nutrition; international planning; international population; science and technology policy
  • Research Interests: farmer-led innovation; alternative extension approaches and institutional arrangements; diverse partnerships for development

Norman Thomas Uphoff

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: development policy; international planning; science and technology policy
  • Research Interests: methods of analysis; development policy

Harold Mathijs Van Es

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: soil and water conservation; precision agriculture; environmental protection

Michael Faivre Walter

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: water resources; conservation farming; erosion; watershed management

Mildred Elaine Warner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: international planning
  • Research Interests: community development; economic development; state and local government policy

Lindy Brooks Williams

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: International Development: international population
  • Research Interests: population

Wendy W. Wolford

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Agriculture and Life Sciences: international agriculture and rural development
  • Research Interests: political economy of development; social movements and resistance; agrarian societies; political ecology and conservation; land use; land reform; critical ethnography all in Latin America