Master in Sustainable Development Practice (MSDP)
The Master in Sustainable Development Practice (MSDP) is a global multi and interdisciplinary graduate degree program that prepares students to better identify and address the challenges of sustainable development. This programme consists of two years of coursework in four intersecting disciplines-health, natural, social, and management sciences-combined with cross-sectoral field training. The multi and interdisciplinary nature of this MSDP programme equips development practitioners to speak the different “languages” of specialists in, for example, health, agronomy, and economics, enabling them to better understand the root causes of extreme poverty and to address the challenges of sustainable development.
One of the unique characteristic of this programme is that one of the courses (Global Classroom: Foundations of Sustainable Development Practice) is a course that fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration and allows students and teachers from around the world to participate in collective assignments and learning experiences through live video conference. Students from around the world are assigned the same readings and then join their classmates for live weekly on-camera sessions with global experts.
The programme is monitored by the Global Association Board of MDP and supported by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA. At the moment, there are 31 universities in 6 continents offering this programme globally. Currently, USM is the only university in South-East Asia that offers this programme. This programme is offered in Kuala Lumpur since September 2014.
In general, the MSDP programme is designed for:
Core Courses (38 units)
Electives (6 units)
*Electives: Availability is based on the number of student enrollment
Qualification: Bachelor degree (Honours)
A) CGPA of at least 2.75
B) CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74
C) CGPA of 2.00 - 2.49
If you are interested to enrol in the programme, please click here to register.
For more information, please contact us at:
Centre for Global Sustainability Studies
5th Floor, Hamzah Sendut Library
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : +604-6534165/ +604-6532461
Last updated on 5 May 2018