Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted from July 1 - April 1.

Those applying with a completed application by 1 December will be considered for scholarship and they will be notified of their decision by mid-January. The Priority Deadline for scholarship consideration is 15 January.

**International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the Early Action or Priority Deadline.**

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

Curriculum

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

  • Two women providing healthcare services to a child.
    Research Aims to Disrupt Traditional Thinking Around Development Funding

    When it comes to development funding, would populations in need be better off if aid practitioners simply got out of the way and distributed aid in cash rather than in complex and bundled programs? McCourt Assistant Professor Andrew Zeitlin designed a study to compare the effects of the two approaches.

  •  Peter Nouhan (MPP ’19) and high school students discussing tax prep whilst viewing a laptop screen
    McCourt Student Launched Free Tax Prep Service Led by D.C. High School Students

    Seeing an opportunity to help D.C. taxpayers, Peter Nouhan (MPP ’19) founded a program to train Washington, D.C., high school students to facilitate free tax preparation for low- and middle-income workers, many of whom miss out on thousands of dollars in unclaimed tax credits every year.

  • Dr. Adriana Kugler
    Kugler Appointed to National Academies STEP Board

    Adriana Kugler, professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy. In this role, Kugler will contribute her wide-ranging expertise in economic and labor policy to further economic prosperity for all Americans by advising federal, state and local governments about cutting-edge policy solutions.

  • How to Increase Women's Participation in STEM?
    Early Exposure to Technology Courses Can Increase Women’s Participation

    Could greater exposure to technology courses early on in the college experience encourage more women to enroll in these types of classes? That’s the question McCourt School of Public Policy Assistant Professor NaLette Brodnax set out to answer in a recent study she conducted using a specially designed intervention to help make the decision-making process around taking a technology class a little bit easier for first-year students.

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