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.
PREPARE FOR A REWARDING CAREER
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.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Economics and economic development
International development, public finance and economic research
Elective courses and specialties reflecting your interests and goals
PARTNER WITH THE BEST
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.
ABOUT THE DED PROGRAM
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 level.
Core curriculum includes courses in local and regional development, economic development theory, regional economic modeling, population economics, economic development finance, sustainable economic development and a seminar in economic development.
Once students have mastered the core classes, they can move on to the specialty, internship and project stages.
APPLICATION PROCESS, ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS, INTERNSHIPS, GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP, STUDENT & FACULTY PROFILES, LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
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