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Leadership and Management

Become an Agent of Change

At the USILD you will be trained and equipped with transformational tools and learn how to perform change in a developping nation. Our Master of International Development Policy degree has a unique focus on the rigorous analytical skills that are needed to generate solutions to the most pressing and complex policy challenges in developing and emerging economies.

Why Choose the MIDP Program?

The MIDP Program at the United States Institute of Leadership and Diplomacy will set you apart. You will be a different and distinctive development professional. Your CV will include a range of new and sought-after technical skills as well as the professional experiences gained during your summer work, your research work during the school years, and your work for a professional client.

Beside the distinctive skill-based curriculum, MIDP Program offers several other important advantages over alternative programs: students work together in a small cohort of likeminded young development professionals; core classes focus exclusively on international content, not US policy; core classes are taught primarily by the top Usild faculty with development interests; school funding for students’ summer placements help them secure valuable opportunities in top development institutions, including the World Bank, IFPRI, IPA, and 3ie, and funding for travel facilitates placements in developing countries; students have the opportunity to work closely with and attend seminars, Usild’s development research center; and all client-capstone projects provide important hands-on experiential learning opportunities in development. More information about each of these features (and more) is provided below.

This program is a designated STEM-eligible program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics): International MIDP students with F-1 visas may apply to work in the United States for three years, two more than the standard 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) offered for graduates in non-STEM programs.

The MIDP equips students with essential technical and analytical skills necessary to make a positive difference in the world, while delivering expertise in the politics, management, and ethics of development.
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