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

  • PMF
    Strong Showing By McCourt in 2017 PMF Program

    The McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that five of its students, four of them current and one recent alum, have been chosen as finalists for the prestigious and highly-selective Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.

  • Paasha Mahdavi, an assistant professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy
    China Makes Progress, U.S., Other Countries Fail to Discourage Fossil Fuels

    The average tax on gasoline throughout the world is declining, meaning that governments are collectively failing to discourage fossil fuel consumption, according to a new study by Georgetown and UCLA professors.

  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L‘83) says complacency is the biggest danger in the stability of the economy going forward.
    Treasury Secretary: Complacency Biggest Risk for Future Economic Security

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L‘83) says complacency is the biggest danger in the stability of the economy going forward at a McCourt School of Public Policy’s talk on the legacy of the Obama administration.

  • Scholars
    Meet our 2016 Scholars

    The McCourt School welcomes five distinguished future policymakers who received full scholarships for their distinct backgrounds.

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