Researching global development graduate programs? Ask these 8 questions

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Pursuing a graduate degree may be one of the biggest investments you make — both in time and money — in pursuit of your dream job. Here are eight questions you should ask when trying to choose the right graduate program for your global development career.

7 global development career paths for MPH graduates

A master's in public health provides a well-rounded education in areas like health policy, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics. When combined with an international concentration, it's great preparation for a global health career. Here are seven different career paths to consider.

3 skills master's in public policy graduates bring to global development

Global leaders like United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and former head of the World Bank Robert Zoellik hold a master's in public administration and a master's in public policy, respectively. Here are three key skills MPA and MPP graduates bring to global development jobs.

Answers to recent graduates’ 8 most common questions

As graduation quickly approaches for university students around the globe, many aspiring global development professionals are asking themselves: What’s next?

Graduating soon? 6 things you should do right now

May graduation marks the newest group of individuals looking to launch or further their careers in international development. In between studying for finals, defending a thesis and sending out commencement invitations, here are six things soon-to-be grads should do right now.

A master's in international development: Still necessary?

As specialized university programs pop up for internationally minded professionals, a degree in international development has become just one of many academic paths to a high-level job in development cooperation.

8 things to consider before pursuing a graduate degree

Pursuing an advanced degree is expensive and time-consuming, and may be one of the bigger decisions you make in your career. Here are 8 things to consider before diving back into the books.

Why global development professionals and recruiters are on the MBA bandwagon

Recruiters polled in the recent “Devex Career Trends in 2015” survey identified a Master of Business Administration as the second most in-demand degree, right after a master's in international development. So what do MBA graduates offer global development?

What does a master's in tri-sector collaboration look like?

There is a heavy focus on tri-sector collaboration — or bringing together business, government and civil society actors — to solve development dilemmas, but little on how to prepare people for that kind of dialogue. Ann Florini, professor of public policy at Singapore Management University, explains why it's time to change that.

6 questions to ask yourself before studying a foreign language

What if you don’t speak a second (or third) language? Is it necessary to learn one if you want to pursue a career in global development? Here are six questions to ask yourself before attempting to learn another language.

Don't have that master's? How strict foreign aid recruiters really are on academic requirements

Can strong professional experience compensate for the lack of an academic degree — or vice versa? We asked a group of top recruiters in global development.

Foreign language skills in international development: What’s in demand

Foreign language skills can give you an edge as you’re applying for international development jobs or consulting gigs, and they may even affect your pay. Here’s a look at some of the most sought-after languages.

How important is a master's degree to your global dev career?

Donors are driving demand for graduate-level qualifications in development but this isn't an option for everyone. Is there a way around it?

Master's programs for a career in public policy or administration

A career in policy can be difficult to get into. We look at one way to build up the expertise and network involved — a master’s degree.

Roundup of study programs for a career in global health

Here’s a roundup of master's programs to help you advance in your career, as well as free online courses for professionals looking to learn more about specific areas of the sector.

Why on-the-job experience can be as valuable as a postgrad degree

Two global development professionals who chose not to pursue a postgraduate degree and instead focus on gaining experience on the job share their experience.

High cost of healthy food linked to stunting, new study finds

The prices of healthy and unhealthy foods in low- and middle-income countries explain some indicators of malnutrition, a new study from the International Food Policy Research Institute finds.

Ebola survivors may be at increased risk of death, study suggests

In Guinea, a monitoring program found 59 Ebola survivors died after hospital discharge — the majority seem to have suffered renal failure.

How this organization supported staff development through minimasters

This year, the first cohort of staff graduated from Chemonics' minimasters program — 80% finishing with an A or B grade. Devex finds out what made the course a success.

Climate change will demand food systems overhaul, IPCC findings show

At present levels of warming —- slightly under 1 degree Celsius —- stresses to food systems are already “kicking in,” says Pamela McElwee, a lead author of a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

New research asks: Is the humanitarian health sector prepared for climate change?

How prepared are humanitarian organizations for the disease and health burdens that climate change will accelerate? A new study from the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership aims to answer that question.