The Global Human Development Program (GHD) is pleased to offer merit-based scholarships to international students from the following regions:

  • A full tuition scholarship for a GHD student from sub-Saharan Africa, made possible through the generous support of the William and Catherine McGurn Family;
  • A full tuition scholarship with partial stipend for a GHD student from the Philippines (funding-dependent)*;
  • A partial tuition scholarship for a GHD student from Asia;
  • A partial tuition scholarship for a GHD student from Latin America;
  • A partial tuition scholarship for a GHD student from the Middle East.

*As of December 2018, a full tuition scholarship with partial stipend, (exact amount to be determined), could be available for a GHD student from the Philippines.  The funding for this scholarship for FY19 is not yet fully confirmed, and the award is contingent on Georgetown University receiving the funding.

The Global Human Development Program is a two year, full-time master’s degree that encompasses an innovative skills-based curriculum with built-in opportunities for experiential learning. The curriculum covers core courses including the economics of development, international political economy, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, finance and budgeting, and management.

In addition to the curriculum, students apply the skills and knowledge they are learning in the classroom to three different professional work experiences:

  1. The summer field project (a fully-funded 2-3 month international work placement);
  2. An internship at a relevant Washington DC-based international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and
  3. The Capstone Project (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis).

GHD is a practitioner-focused program so one year of experience working in international development is required, with a minimum of two years of professional experience preferred. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree prior to proposed enrollment.

To be considered for the scholarships, applicants must submit all required application materials:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Supplemental data sheet
  • Official transcripts and test scores (GREs and TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Three letters of recommendation

The scholarships will be awarded based on the overall strength of the application. The deadline for admission is January 15.