How to Apply
- Applicants to the Global Human Development Program should meet the following requirements:
- A bachelor’s degree.
- Completion of courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics and statistics (must be completed before enrollment in August, not necessarily before applying).
- Ability to function effectively in English and one other language (students must pass an oral proficiency exam before graduation, implying that they will have a reasonable command of one foreign language before entering the program).
- At least 1-2 years of full-time work experience post-undergraduate degree is strongly recommended.
- Experience living, studying, and working outside of the United States is strongly recommended.
A complete application includes:
- Application Form
- A statement of purpose
- What motivates you to work in development?
- Where do you think you will be and what will you be doing in 2030?
- A resume or CV
- Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended (in English). Note that all admitted students who decide to enroll must provide official copies at a later date.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Applicants holding an undergraduate degree from an institution where English was the primary language of instruction are required to take either the GRE or GMAT.
- Applicants holding an undergraduate degree from an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). These applicants are not required to take the GRE or GMAT to be considered for admission. However, whenever possible, we recommend these applicants take the GRE or GMAT, as doing so could strengthen an application, especially in cases where the applicant has not yet completed significant coursework in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics, or in cases where they completed that coursework many years ago.
- TOEFL/IELTS scores for students for whom English is not their primary language and who did not study at an accredited college/university where English was the language of instruction.
- Non-refundable $90 application fee
In addition, we encourage all prospective students to learn more about GHD through arranging a Skype call or visit when possible. If you would like to schedule a Skype call or visit, please email us.
- For Scholarship Consideration: January 15
- Final Deadline (no scholarship consideration): April 1