International Development Studies
The International Development studies (IDS) at CMU encourages students to learn about global and local contexts of poverty and violence, and envision approaches to transformational development that bring justice and peace. Students will be prepared for citizenship in an increasingly interdependent global community, by seeking innovative approaches to change, while being grounded in their convictions.
The IDS program at CMU focuses on development processes at the global, national and community levels, giving particular emphasis to development at the community level and to the work of non-governmental organizations. This program provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning that studies the foundational values and worldviews of competing visions of development, including those of faith-based approaches.