Welcome to GHD

The Global Human Development Program prepares the next generation of development professionals to become leaders in their field and make a difference in our global community.

Application Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply to the Global Human Development Program with scholarship consideration has been extended to January 23 at 11:59pm EST. The final deadline (no scholarship consideration) remains April 1.

A Day in the Life of a GHD Student

From classes to studying in the lounge with peers to working one-on-one with faculty members, learn more about what it’s like to be a student at Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program!

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An Education to Transform the World

We’re a practitioner-based program, designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to tackle today’s global issues. Students learn quantitative skills, gain a broad base of knowledge on international development, and specialize in a development topic they are passionate about. The summer internship, DC internship, and Capstone Project provide real-word experiences in preparation for a career in development.

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DC: Where Global Development Begins

Washington is the heart of global development. U.S. agencies, non-profits, multi-lateral and bi-lateral organizations, and NGOs are headquartered right here in DC. There are countless opportunities as a GHD student, from conversations with heads of state, diplomats, and development leaders hosted at Georgetown to interning at some of the top development organizations to consulting for a government, donor agency, NGO, business, foundation, or organization through the Capstone Project.

GHD News

Grace Hulseman, class of 2020, spent her summer in Paraguay where she worked for Fundación Paraguaya where she was able to engage in field work and data analysis,…

The Global Human Development Program celebrates Professor Katherine Marshall, who has been awarded the 2019 Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award. The United Nations Association…