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

  • Getting men back to work: Solutions from the right and left
    Getting Men Back to Work

    A myriad of causes are keeping more than seven million prime-age men out of work, raising wonder among economists and policy analysts about how to get them back into the workforce.

  • McCourt School Unveils​  Bipartisan Index
    McCourt School Unveils​ Bipartisan Index

    The Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of all members of Congress, completing the picture of the 114th Congress (2015-2016). The non-partisan tool indicates the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines.

  • Georgetown & RDC Leadership
    McCourt Opens Washington’s First Census Research Data Center

    Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy yesterday opened the first Research Data Center (RDC) in Washington, a joint project of the U.S. Census Bureau and the school’s Massive Data Institute.

  • This year's summit is co-hosted with McCourt E&E, a group of Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy graduate students focuse
    Sustainable Oceans Summit Hopes to Make Oceans 'Famous'

    This year's summit is co-hosted with McCourt E&E, a group of Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy graduate students focused on energy, environmental and climate change policy solutions headed by founder Will Hackman (G’18).

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