Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, to begin the program in the Fall 2013!The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world.
To be eligible to apply, students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of undergraduate studies; generally, 70 percent of accepted students were entering their junior year. Applicants must also be full-time students in good standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The admissions process is competitive: last year, less than 50 percent of applicants were admitted for one of the 70 slots in the entering cohort. In selecting students for the program, the application review committee emphasizes academic achievement and demonstrated interest in international development and/or conflict management (through previous coursework and/or activities). Currently, the program has students enrolled from 11 of the 12 undergraduate colleges and schools at the University of Maryland.
To complete the program, students must take three core courses (a gateway overview and two capstones focusing on the two pillar subjects of the program), an elective from the list of Global Studies Signature courses, a research methods or quantitative analysis course (200-level or above, from any discipline, including a student’s major), and a practicum course. The program can be completed in one year, with careful advance planning to fit in the required courses.
Applications are due by 5PM on February 22, 2013 (Friday).