Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted from July 1 - April 1.

The Priority Deadline for scholarship consideration is 15 January.

The Final Deadline for application submission is 1 April.

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To receive admissions information, ask questions concerning admission, attend an MIDP class, or schedule a visit of the Georgetown campus, please contact the McCourt School Admissions Office.

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Program Information


The MIDP program has an economics-centered multidisciplinary curriculum that equips students with the advanced quantitative skills needed to formulate evidence-based policy solutions, while delivering expertise in the politics, management, and ethics of development.

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Course Sequence

The MIDP is a full-time, two-year program consisting of core and elective courses, a program-relevant professional placement, and a capstone project. 


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Employment Outcomes

Students emerge from the MIDP program with an advanced understanding of rigorous impact evaluation techniques. Past graduates serve in top positions in the public, private, nonprofit, and multilateral sectors around the world and represent a valuable resource for each new cohort of incoming students.

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How To Apply

The MIDP is an advanced degree. Two years of relevant post-graduate professional experience is required.


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The McCourt Community

The ​McCourt School ​is a ​vibrant​, ​engaged​, and diverse​ community of ​students, scholars​,​ and practitioners​ devoted to solving society's most pressing challenges through evidence-based policy.

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Tuition & Financial Assistance

Two types of financial assistance are available at Georgetown University: merit-based assistance and need-based assistance.

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Summer Experience

In the summer between the first and second year, students complete a 6- to 10-week work experience or internship with an institution working in international development.

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Student Profiles

  • Racial equity
    McCourt’s Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership Awards Racial Equity Grants

    Three nonprofits were presented with monetary awards from the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership (CPNL) on April 17 during an event on “Advancing Racial Equity: Practical Steps for Philanthropists and Nonprofits.”

  • zezhou
    Zezhou Cai Named Exceptional Masters Student at Graduate Student Awards

    On April 6, 2018 the Office of Graduate Enrichment, Graduate Student Government, McCourt School of Public Policy, and the McDonough School of Business hosted the third annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony in the Healey Family Student Center.

  • Costa Rica
    McCourters Design Smart Policies in Costa Rica

    Last month, McCourt students Jessica Bohache (MPP’18), Sarah Bunker (MPP’19), Weiting Li (MPP’19) and Patricia Perez De Los Rios (MPP’19) participated in global residency program in Costa Rica, to learn about the Costa Rican development model and policy challenges facing the country.

  • LEAD
    New McCourt School Poll Explores Americans’ Lost Faith in Institutions

    A new initiative aimed at building solutions for declining trust in institutions, greater political polarization and weakening support for democratic principles was announced this week at the McCourt School of Public Policy’s annual LEAD conference.

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