Master's Degree and Certificate

The Master of International Development Policy Program is one of the most globally diverse programs at Duke. As of this year, our alumni network comprises 934 fellows spanning 106 countries.

About the MIDP program

The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) is a flexible interdisciplinary degree program focused on mid-career professionals who will dedicate their careers to policymaking and public service in developing countries.

Fellows entering fall 2021 and spring 2022
Average years of work experience in 2021 - 2022
Graduates in September 2021 - May 2022
IDP certificates awarded in 2021 - 2022
Internships from 2021-2022
Jobs after graduation in 2021


Through global partnerships provided by our fiscal partners, we helped to sustain our fellows through 12 funding partnerships totalling nearly $1 million during 2021-22.

About the International Development Policy (IDP) Certificate

The international development policy (IDP) certificate is a concurrent program that allows graduate and professional students, from other Duke and interinstitutional Master and PhD degree programs, the opportunity to gain experience in international development that will complement their academic and professional pursuits. This year, DCID awarded 12 concurrent IDP Certificates. The table shows the number of certificates awarded and their degree programs or university affiliation.

Student highlights

The IDP certificate is pursued by a wide variety of graduate and professional students. Learn more about Duke LLM, IDP alum Olubamise Onabanjo.

Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow Dane Skorup (MIDP ’22) was one of 11 professional students at the Sanford School to be named finalists for this year’s prestigious Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, the federal government’s flagship leadership development program.

"I want to thank you for all your support during this two-year wonderful experience. I gained critical knowledge and experience in international development, but beyond that, most importantly, I had the chance to meet kind and generous human beings and gained amazing friends."

Diana Quintero, 2022 MIDP Graduate