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Master of International Development Policy

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You’ve made a commitment to improving your country and the world. But how do you move from commitment to impact?

The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) graduate degree program at Duke University could be your next step. The MIDP degree is tailored specifically to mid-career professionals who are already working on issues of sustainable development, social welfare and policy, economic development, and good governance.

We combine a rigorous core curriculum and nine optional areas of focus ranging from applied economics to peace and conflict resolution to innovation and entrepreneurship. The flexibility of the program allows you to take advantage of both the small class sizes and all the resources of a prestigious world-ranked university. Our expert faculty bring diverse research, practice, and teaching backgrounds into the classroom. But you won’t just learn from the faculty, you will learn from each other. When you graduate, you will join a global network of alumni from more than 100 countries around the world.

MIDP fellows have the best of Duke available to them, from the program resources at Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Center for International Development to opportunities across campus and in the region.



5+ Years Professional Experience

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

Strong English Skills

Essays and Letters of Recommendation

Why Study International Development Policy at Duke?

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Customized Curriculum

As an MIDP fellow, you will take a small number of "core courses" and can select electives from across Duke, allowing you to self-design your learning.

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Research Into Practice

Duke is home to some of the most prolific international policy researchers in the country. It is both globally and nationally top-ranked.

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Today's Skills

Our mix of practitioner and research faculty ensure that fellows leave with both the critical hard and soft skills required in today's international development sector.

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Global Diversity

When you join the MIDP program, you are joining a global network. Our program has graduated fellows from 121 countries around the world.

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Close-Knit Community

Our small class sizes, warm and welcoming staff, and special MIDP community activities make fellows feel like they have a second family.

MIDP student, Jibikeoluwa Faborode, posing on Duke's campus

"I've built a network of people who have only expanded what I believe is possible through social impact, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and investing."

Jibikeoluwa Faborode, MIDP '23
Rotary Peace Fellow
Home Country: Nigeria