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Duke University - Duke Center for International Development

About this program

Duke University's Master of International Development Policy, is a flexible, self-designed program for mid-career professionals who plan to dedicate their careers to policy-making and public service for developing, post-conflict and transition countries. The program provides a holistic approach to sustainable development through a foundation in economic, policy and empirical analysis. With this foundation, fellows continue to develop knowledge and skills that allow further interdisciplinary competencies in a broad area of specializations including global health, peace and conflict resolution, social policy, applied economics, environmental management and policy, and development management and governance. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows make up the few Americans in the program and provide a US perspective to the development conversation. Graduates go on to make significant contributions to social, political and economic development efforts worldwide.

  • Year partnership began: 2004
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 3 to 5

Application requirements

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Admissions process

There is not a separate application. Coverdell Fellows submit their DOS along with the MIDP application and they will automatically be considered for the Coverdell Peace Corps Fellowship.

Degrees awarded

Master's of International Development Policy

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $46,936 $46,936
Value of fellowship $18,000 $18,000
Net cost $28,936 $28,936

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $20,000

Cost savings details

Tuition waiver scholarship plus stipend for Coverdell community service internship.


Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows make significant contributions to our local community by working with community based non-profit organizations during their time in the MIDP. The Coverdell community internships are completed during the academic year leaving the summer free for an overseas internship, if desired. Coverdell Fellows work up to 10 hours per week with their local partner in a variety of sectors including homelessness, environmental stewardship, non-profit management and health. A staff person works with each Coverdell Fellow to assist them in securing a local community internship that best fits their personal and professional goals.

Other opportunities

Opportunity to apply for funding for required summer internship

Jobs for alumni

  • Foreign Service Officer, US Agency for International Development
  • Senior Associate, Agriculture for Nutrition Global Program, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Program Director, Youth Engagement, UNICEF
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Program Officer, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Emergency Response Program Analyst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, US State Department
  • Senior Program Manager, RTI International
  • Associate Director, Global Research Services, FHI 360

Nontraditional options

Contact information

Stephanie Alt Lamm
Associate Director, MIDP




[email protected]


Box 90237, DCID
Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708