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International Development Policy Certificate


The Master of International Development Policy program offers a Certificate in International Development Policy (IDP) to students enrolled in other full-time graduate programs. This certificate is earned concurrently to your degree program. 

To earn the certificate, the following courses (for a total of 12 credit hours) must be fulfilled prior to graduation from your degree program:

  • Development Management Seminar (3 credits)
  • Development Economics Seminar (3 credits)
  • International Development Elective (6 credits)

A minimum of 6 of the total 12 credits must be approved Duke University courses. The IDP Certificate is limited to 30 registered graduate students at a given time. Please note that once the certificate has been added to a student's academic record, it cannot be removed. If a student fails to complete the requirements by the end of their graduation term, the certificate will appear as "discontinued" on the student's academic record. For more detailed information about approved courses, the application process, and important deadlines please review the IDP Certificate Requirements.

APPLY for the International Development Certificate (We are currently updating our application, and appreciate your patience. Please check back to apply).

*Students in their final semester of study who are not enrolled in the certificate, but have completed the requirements must notify the Student and Academic Services Assistant Director by email no later than March 1st of their final semester to have the certificate approved and added to their record*

If you have any questions about the program, please contact our Student and Academic Services Assistant Director.