DOCTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Doctor of Economic Development (DED) program at New Mexico State University provides you the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on the economic well-being of your community.
THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATE FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
With the integration of classroom instruction and real-world know-how, you will become a leader with the technical expertise and knowledge needed to initiate economic development.
CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE
Learn how to design and implement programs driven by data and based on analytical and scientifically valid approaches to economic development.
LEARN BY SOLVING
Gain practical, firsthand economic development experience through internships and graduate assistantships.
DED PROGRAM DETAILS
The DED program is a joint effort by the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics and International Business, and the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Economics and economic development
International development, public finance and economic research
Elective courses and specialties reflecting your interests and goals
FLEXIBLE DELIVERY METHODS
Face-to-face access to professors and nationally recognized experts
Day, night, weekend and online access to coursework
Student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1
FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS AND PRACTITIONERS
The DED program is a professional doctorate aimed at providing advanced education and training for students with related master’s degrees and interest in economic development at the local, regional, and international levels.
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WHAT YOU WILL GAIN
Expertise on economic development issues that span international borders
Skills to help move your community forward
Access to nationally recognized experts