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.
The right fit
The MPA/ID Program may be for you if you:
- Demonstrate commitment to the economic, social, and political advancement 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
- Want to deepen your understanding of complex development problems and acquire the analytical tools to design and implement effective solutions
- Have a strong academic record, including in economics and mathematics
Learn more about what we look for in applicants.
Careers in International Development Event for College Students
Interested in a career in international development?
Join us at the Careers in International Development Event for College Students! REGISTER
Who: Undergraduates, especially seniors (even if you already have post-graduation plans!)
When: Thursday, February 21, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Kennedy School - Wexner 102
Why: To learn about opportunities in international development and to plan ahead for graduate school