Developing leaders, leading development

The two-year Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) Program is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development. It is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

The MPA/ID Program offers unparalleled training for a professional career in development. The mix of theoretical rigor with a practical approach has proven to be a winning combination in the professional world. Our graduates hold influential policy and management positions in a range of international organizations, national governments, central and regional banks, nonprofit and research organizations and private sector companies.

"Never before in history has the dream of eliminating global poverty been so attainable, yet seemed so elusive. We live in a world where the reach of technology and markets are global, and yet more than a billion men, women, and children live in abject poverty, devoid of their benefits. How can that possibly be? In an age of plenty, what deprives people of adequate food, shelter, clean water, education, good health and enough income to live on with dignity? What can governments, international agencies and nongovernmental organizations do to make the dream a reality? The study of international development is about finding answers to questions like these."
- Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy and MPA/ID Program co-founder

The right fit

The MPA/ID Program may be for you if you:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the social, political and economic growth of developing and transitional economy countries
  • Work in the development field, whether in government, central or regional banks, international development institutions, nonprofits, research organizations or the private sector
  • Have a strong academic record
  • Excel in economics and mathematics
  • Want to deepen your understanding of complex development problems and acquire the analytical tools to design and implement effective solutions

Our program is known for its challenging, integrated curriculum, outstanding faculty members, bright, committed students, exciting professional internships and successful alumni.


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