Graduate Programs in Development Practice


The Regis University Development Practice program will prepare you to facilitate holistic development solutions in a wide variety of cultural and sectoral contexts. In the service of social justice and sustainability, you will learn to effectively engage communities in achieving their own development goals, while navigating economic, environmental, political and social complexity. You will learn to collaborate effectively with a variety of development actors as you approach your work from an integrated, systemic, and global perspective, with an eye toward continuous learning and professional and personal growth. With your Development Practice degree, you will have the skills and credentials to work in many capacities and sectors, in the US and internationally. 

Development Practice Program Charges for the 2023 – 2024 Academic year

Charge Amount
Tuition (per semester hour) $599
General Fee (per semester hour) $70
Wellness Offset Fee (per course, excludes online courses) $45
Course Material Fee (per semester hour)1 $35
Program Technology Fee (for 3 semester hour course) $62.50
Program Technology Fee (for 1 semester hour course) $21
University Technology Fee (per semester hour) $20
Graduation Fee $50


  • Completed undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent
  • International documentation with official transcripts submitted1
  • Application essay (per prompt)
  • Current resume
  • English language proficiency, test or equivalent (for international students)2
  • Completed online application at

International Credential Evaluation: If your undergraduate degree was granted from an institution outside of the U.S., you will need to submit an official academic, course-by-course transcript evaluation of foreign educational undergraduate credentials from a NACES approved agencies. Approved agencies can be found at Photocopies of the evaluation are not admissible.


If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language requirement via the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or equivalent English language test. International students whose undergraduate degree was taught in English may also provide a letter from their University registrar stating the language medium of study; this will satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.

Preferred minimum scores for English language competency tests are as follows:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based - 87
  • TOEFL: Computer-based - 227
  • TOEFL: Paper-based - 567
  • IELTS -5
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE)

Policies and Academic Information

An overall program GPA of 3.00 is required for both the Certificate program and the Master of Development Practice. Additionally, students are held to the graduate program requirements found in the General Information section of this Catalog.

Students finding themselves unable to consistently participate in the program must consider the following:

Loss of Financial Support Eligibility: According to Regis University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, there are a number of requirements students receiving financial support must meet. Please refer to the full SAP policy for details.

Loss of seat in your cohort: Because our program is based on a cohort model that significantly contributes to the learning model, dropping and/or withdrawing from courses or stopping and resuming study could result in the loss of your place in your cohort, in addition to potential loss of funding. Students finding themselves in this position will be placed on a revised academic plan and may need to reapply to regain admission to the program. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine the best solution for both the student and the program as a whole.

Students unable to submit the final Capstone project as directed by the Program Director and Capstone Advisor within a reasonable frame of time will not receive their diplomas.