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    Duke University

    Duke University is one of the most prestigious schools in the U.S and is ranked #12 among national universities in the USA by U.S. News and World Report 2021.

    The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University is one of America’s leading schools of public policy, offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in public policy and international development policy.

    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.

    The mission of the master’s program in international development policy is to provide top-quality, personalised 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.


    At a glance

    • Duke University ranked #12 among national universities in the USA by U.S. News & World Report 2021
    • The Sanford School is a dynamic hub for interdisciplinary teaching and learning at Duke. The school’s accomplished faculty includes 19 scholars who hold distinguished chairs and five members of National Academies
    • The MIDP is a boutique program for mid-career professionals looking to lead global development efforts
    • The MIDP program offers an optional specialisation in International Tax-Public Financial Management as well as seven optional concentrations to help you focus your studies:
      • Applied Economics
      • Development Management and Governance
      • Environmental Management and Policy
      • Law and Development
      • Peace and Conflict Resolution
      • Social Policy
      • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • As a MIDP fellow, you will enjoy personalised career advising and professional development services. The Duke Center for International Development at the Sanford School is dedicated to supporting fellows as they refine their professional skills, connect with colleagues and organisations that will enhance their professional network, and apply their creativity and passion to the most pressing needs of their country or region
    • MIDP alumni are from 65 countries working with international development agencies, in the private sector, or as government and NGO leaders.

    Location2080 Duke University Road, Durham, North Carolina, USA



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