Regis College, Master of Development Practice at Regis University
Why you should consider this program
Did Your Peace Corps Service Inspire You to Do More? The Regis MDP is the place for you! The Regis MDP combines the best of theory and real-world application for a truly innovative graduate degree. We are proud to welcome Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) as Coverdell Fellows to enter this extraordinary program, where your knowledge and experience will find a home within our applied graduate studies.
In three years, Fellows complete eleven seminar courses, three skills courses, a Field Placement, and Thesis Final Project to satisfy degree requirements. The Coverdell Internship requirement is fulfilled by the Field Placement component of the MDP program. Field Placements may occur within an organization, sector, and/or region of student interest, and prepare graduates to enter or move forward in their professional development careers.
Regis MDP prepares students to collaborate effectively with a variety of
development actors from an integrated, inter-sectoral and global perspective,
Regis extends scholarships, learning resources, and connectivity support to
RPCVs wherever they are in the world. With comprehensive online resources, 24/7
access to global library resources, and dynamic presentations of all courses,
this program engages people where they live, observe, and experience
development challenges. No one needs to reside in Denver to participate in the
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 23,792||$ 3,380||$ 20,412|
|Out of state||$ 23,792||$ 3,380||$ 20,412|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Other benefits or opportunities
Application fee waived?Yes
The Field Placement course of the MDP constitutes the Coverdell internship requirement. The course happens in the second summer of the MDP, and is an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program via placement at an organization working towards solutions to real-world development challenges. The placement can occur at an organization of the student’s current employment or choosing, or at one of the MDP’s partner organizations.
Jobs for program alumni
The Regis MDP
aspires to prepare practitioners to excel within organizations where they are
already working, or launch projects with purpose. Many students come into the
program already employed. Therefore, Regis MDP alumni have been promoted within
their respective development organizations. For example, we have seem program
officers becomes program managers or directors, both locally and abroad. Alumni
have also gone on to implement programs they proposed as part of their final thesis
project. As the culminating experience in the program, the thesis project is an
opportunity for students to utilize all they have learned in their coursework
to create a program model with applicability to real-world development
situations. The proposals often serve as a launch pad for graduates’ next step
in their careers.
3 years, including Summer course work in Development Skills, Field Placement, and culminating Thesis
- Complete the online graduate application
- Current resume
- Completed essay prompt
- Submit official degree-bearing transcript. If your undergraduate degree is from outside the U.S., a course-by-course International Credential Evaluation is required.
- International Credential Evaluation* - Submit an official academic, course-by-course transcript evaluation of foreign educational undergraduate credentials from one of the approved agencies, found at www.naces.org. NACES® is an association of independent, nongovernmental organizations providing credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside the United States. Through stringent membership requirements, NACES® ensures that its members are dedicated to ethical standards and providing high-quality, reliable evaluations that are prepared with integrity
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.
Minimum scores for English language competency tests are as follows:
TOEFL: Internet-based - 87
TOEFL: Computer-based - 227
TOEFL: Paper-based - 567
Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE), minimum Grade B
Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE)
If your undergraduate degree was taught in English but obtained in a country outside the U.S., an official letter from your university’s registrar’s office stating your university taught courses in English will suffice as proof of English language competency. Send this official letter or proof of English proficiency through one of the above to:
Office of Admissions
Mail Code: A-12
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099
Prospective students should inform MDP staff of their Coverdell Fellows status during their intake interview.
- Online degree program
- Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship
- Low residency or distance learning
All MDP courses may be attended remotely or in-person. Our program is designed
for working professionals and offers a blended format, with students attending
both in-person in the Global Classroom in Denver, as well as virtually via
videoconference call. Classes are live and engage an international student body
at each meeting.
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started