MDP students have the option of pursuing one or two concentrations in specific areas of interest through their selection of elective courses. Students who pursue concentrations must complete a minimum of three courses related to their topic of interest, to be chosen by each student in consultation with a faculty advisor. Relevant practicum experiences may also count towards building the concentration. 

Below are some examples of possible concentration areas and elective courses that students may select. There are many other areas and courses from which students may choose (for specifics, please consult the course offerings of the Laney Graduate School, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Goizueta Business School, the Candler School of Theology, and other Emory units). Course offerings vary by semester and access to some courses may depend on pre-requisites and enrollment limitations.

Corporate Social Responsibility

BUS 503  Global Macroeconomic Perspectives
BUS 532  Business and Society
BUS 535  Catalyzing Social Impact
BUS 631  Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing
LAW 842  Advanced International Negotiations

Conflict Transformation

ES 633  Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding
ES 671  Skills in Conflict Transformation
ES 673  Voices of Nonviolence
ES 675  Restorative Justice
CC 650  Faith & Health: Transforming Communities
GH 575  Religion, Health & Development

Gender Justice

MDP 510  Gender & Development
EH 546  Maternal and Child Nutrition
BSHE 571  Issues in Women’s Health
WGS 527  Gender & Global Health
LAW 841  Feminist Legal Theory

Global Health and Wellbeing

GH 500 Critical Issues in Global Health
GH 527 Migration and Health
GH 545 Nutritional Assessment
GH 563 HIV/AIDS: The Past, Present and Future
LAW 736B Global Public Health Law

Monitoring and Evaluation

MDP 526  Qualitative Data Analysis
BSHE 530  Conduct of Evaluation Research
BSHE 540  Behavioral Research Methods
BSHE 544  Survey Methods
BIOS 544  Introduction to R-Programming

Sustainable Environments and Livelihoods

ENVS 521  Natural Resource Management
ENVS 524  Ecological Economics
ENVS 569  Urban Ecology and Development
EH 590R  Global Environmental Health Policy: Power, Science & Justice
LAW 843  International Environmental Law & Vulnerability

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

GH 529  Water & Sanitation in Developing Countries
EH 546  Control of Food & Waterborne Disease
EH 548  Research Methods for Studies of Water and Health
EH 590R  Design, Delivery, and Assessment of WASH in School Programs
BSHE 520  Theory in Behavioral Science and Health Education
BSHE 554  Mass Media and Public Health