Master in International Development Policy
Giving the next generation of development leaders the skills they need to change the world.
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.
Connect with Admissions
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.
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.
The MIDP is a full-time, two-year program consisting of core and elective courses, a program-relevant professional placement, and a capstone project.
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.
How To Apply
The MIDP is an advanced degree. Two years of relevant post-graduate professional experience is required.
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.
Tuition & Financial Assistance
Two types of financial assistance are available at Georgetown University: merit-based assistance and need-based assistance.
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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