Welcome to GHD

The Master of Global Human Development is designed to prepare the next generation of development professionals by giving them the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to become leaders in their field, and make a difference in our global community.

Learn about the unique features of the GHD program, and how they’ve made a positive impact in the long-term success of our students.

The Global Human Development curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive, covering a broad range of topics.

Start your application process to GHD by becoming familiar with our admissions requirements and opportunities.

The GHD faculty, students, staff, and alumni form a close, interconnected group of peers and mentors who have really made my experience in the program that much more valuable.”
– Olivia Nesbit, GHD’18

GHD News

GHD Students walking

A Day in the Life of a GHD Student

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a student here at Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program? Click to hear about a day in the life of Josue Niyonsingiza, class of 2019.
Kidame Mart team visits Gunchire on market day to observe sales representatives selling high impact products in their new uniforms

Network of Lions – Kiersten DeHaven & Danielle Fiorino, GHD’19

On one of our recent field visits, we learned the meaning of being called a lion. In Ethiopia, a person is a lion if they are innovative, foreword thinking, and daring.  They represent strength and fortitude.  After reflecting on this, we recognize that many lionesses have touched our internship and allowed our summer to be so fulfilling.

Rehana Nathoo

Graduate Training in Impact Investing Should Include Business AND Development Skills, argues GHD Professor Rehana Nathoo.

Impact Investing continues to be an emerging field. Like all new ways of thinking, it requires well-trained systems-level practitioners to help generate new ideas. GHD adjunct professor, Rehana Nathoo, writes on ImpactAlpha how the conversation around graduate training needs to extend beyond business schools alone, to include would-be development professionals too.