Duke Center for International Development at Duke University

Why you should consider 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.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 46,936 $ 18,000 $ 28,936
Out of state $ 46,936 $ 18,000 $ 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 the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Tuition waiver scholarship plus stipend for Coverdell community service internship.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)

3 to 5

Other benefits or opportunities

Opportunity to apply for funding for required summer internship

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 20,000

Application fee waived?

Yes

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.

Jobs for program 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

Other details

Program length

2 years including a summer internship

Application requirements

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.

Program begins

Mid-August

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started

2004


Contact

Stephanie Alt Lamm, Associate Director, MIDP

Address
Box 90237, DCID
Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina 27708