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

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GHD Professor Derek Byerlee Named Officer of the Order of Australia

Adelaide-born or raised public figures from Guy Sebastian to Natasha Stott Despoja — and others who quietly served their communities for years — have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2019.  Among them is GHD Professor and global agriculture expert, Derek Byerlee, who co-teaches both GHDP614 Food and Agriculture for Development and GHDP761 Food Policy and Global Food System.

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Faculty Spotlight: Professor Shareen Joshi Awarded Tenure

The Global Human Development Program celebrates Professor Shareen Joshi’s recent award of tenure within the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  She has taught GHDP 502 Political Economy of Development since 2015, one of the first core courses GHD students take in their fall semester.  Click to read highlights of Professor Joshi’s accomplishments and long-standing relationship with GHD.