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Master of International Development Policy

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The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) is a unique, flexible interdisciplinary degree program that trains mid-career professionals who plan to dedicate their careers to policy-making and public service in and for developing countries.

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Follow MIDPs on their internships!

MIDP fellows worked at organizations across the globe last summer, including the World Bank and Oxfam America in DC, the UN in Geneva, the Young Foundation in London, and the Institute for Economics and Peace in Mexico City. Read more.

The mission of the master’s program in international development policy is to provide top-quality, personalized education targeted to students’ international development policy goals and interests. The program equips graduates to make contributions to social, political and economic development efforts worldwide.

It's an exciting time for development, and I wanted to be a part of it. So I applied to Duke, and it's been the best decision. The professors are all practitioners, so they have real-life experience in the field. One of the best parts of the program is that I'm only one of two Americans in my class. You have so many different perspectives from countries around the world. - Teale Yalch (MIDP '15)

Participants self-design their course of study, selecting from MIDP core seminars, elective courses from MIDP and departments across Duke University, and courses at other nearby universities. Should you attend the program, you will become part of a network of MIDP alumni in more than 65 countries, working with international development agencies, in the private sector, or as government and NGO leaders to advance the field of sustainable international development.

Learn more about the MIDP curriculum and courses.