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Global Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
DeLand, FL, United States
The Global Development program of Stetson University is an interdisciplinary major program that investigates the causes, consequences, and the possible solutions to underdevelopment and poverty that is evident in developing countries.
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The period 1995-2015 has been marked by unprecedented global prosperity but conversely coupled with economic inequality, poverty, social injustice and human rights violations. In addition, while some societies have surged ahead economically, others have become even more impoverished. With the disparity between developed and less developed countries increasing, scholars and policy-makers have shifted their focus from the adoption model to one that critically evaluates the complex processes of social transformation within and across societies. With this mode of inquiry, a new interdisciplinary program in global development has emerged, transcending the confines of traditional academic disciplines.

It employs an integrated set of theoretical perspectives from economics, political science, history and other disciplines to study the underpinnings of global development.

The Global Development program of Stetson University prepares impassioned and innovative students to transcend national boundaries in tackling the complex issues of a globalizing economy, thereby becoming game-changers in global development. You'll consider a variety of local perspectives to understand development within socio-economic and political contexts, and wrestle with questions on how to make development work. Your aim will be to create an opportunity for future generations to increase their well-being without harm to others and the planet. As one of these resolute students, you'll typically work in the context of the developing world, either on-site or through your analytical lenses.

Career Outlook

Benefiting from an economics-based program with a specific outlook toward the impact of global development, graduates will find opportunities in a wide breadth of sectors with regional and international exposure. Demand remains good, especially with evolving international relations in trade. Global development also is an excellent stepping-stone for those interested in an advanced degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Economics
  • Politics of the Developing World
  • Foundations of Globalization
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • The Stetson University Application
  • A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample
  • All international applicants for admission who do not come from an English-speaking country or who have not attended an English-speaking school for at least three years must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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