The Emory MDP curriculum is structured according to the guidelines formulated by the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice

Concentrations allow students the opportunity to specialize their educational studies in a personal area of interest. 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.

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.


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

Global Health & 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

Sustainable Environments & 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

Faith & Peacebuilding

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

Water & Sanitation

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


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

Program 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