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.
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
On April 8, 2019, GHD Student Kiersten DeHaven (’19) competed in the Entrepreneurship Challenge to pitch Kidame Mart, the social enterprise she interned for over the summer and the organization she has partnered with for her Capstone presentation. Kiersten won First Place in the challenge and the Student Choice Award, which totaled $20,000 in winnings for Kidame Mart.
Foluyinka (Yinka) Fakoya is a second-year GHD student who is passionate about access to quality education and the development and implementation of inclusive, evidence-based education policies. While interning at the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, she co-authored a policy brief that analyzes the effects playful learning has on leapfrogging in education.
We interviewed GHD first-year student Eric Chu about his experience in the GHD program, the Pickering Fellowship, and his career plans. What class do you particularly enjoy at GHD and why? My favorite course thus far has been the GHD Political