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Master of Development Practice

Learn more about the program from MDP Director Dr. Simron Singh, current students, and alumni.  

Inspire change

Waterloo's Master of Development Practice (MDP) program is a professional course-based program which positions graduates as global development professionals. The program prepares students to better identify and address the challenges of extreme poverty and sustainable development through excellent course offerings. With a focus on sustainable development, the MDP offers courses from four intersecting areas: health, natural, social, and management sciences.

Field Placements are a critical component of the Waterloo MDP program. Waterloo has an ever-growing network of partners available at grass-roots organizations to international institutions. Waterloo also works in partnership with 28 university MDP programs and collaborating organizations around the world through the Global Association of MDP program.

If you are interested in development issues in Canadian communities see the related Economic Development & Innovation graduate degree.