International Development Option

Collaborative International Development Studies (IDS) Designation 

Students can choose to combine their PhD program with an IDS designation (PHD.POPM+IDEV). The collaborative IDS PhD program provides an opportunity for advance students to engage with interdisciplinary development theories and to conduct research on international development.  This combination provides the necessary disciplinary qualifications for the academic job market as well as the interdisciplinary breadth required for development policy and practice.

In addition to the PhD Epidemiology requirements, students take an interdisciplinary course on theories and debates, and a course dealing with development research methods and practice.  Completion of the IDS program adds the designation "International Development Studies" to the PhD degree. Visit the IDS website for more information or e-mail