The Duke Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) is a self-designed, interdisciplinary degree that equips mid-career professionals from around the world with the analytical tools and technical expertise necessary to become global leaders in sustainable development efforts.

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Application Deadline

We are so pleased you are considering applying! The MIDP program has a rolling admission with a priority deadline of January 5.  Need more information or clarification? Contact us! A member of our team will respond promptly.

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Steps to Apply


Create an Account

Visit Duke's application page to create an account or log in.

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Start an Application

Once you've created an account, on the application page, click “Start a New Application” and select the right application cycle. (Ie “Spring 2024-Fall 2024 Application Cycle.”)

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Select Sanford

Make sure to choose “Sanford School of Public Policy” in the next drop-down tab. This will open Sanford School applications.

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A Great Choice

“I keep telling my friends and my family members that Sanford is the best school in the world. I feel like if I had to choose again, I would do it with less doubts.” – Alan Medina MIDP’22. 

Read Alan's Story

Inside MIDP

Why Choose Sanford?

Several MIDP fellows talk about how they chose Sanford, and what makes the MIDP program right for them.

Inside MIDP

MIDP is Unique

The MIDP program is changing lives and sparking positive policy change worldwide. Fellows, faculty and staff share what makes this program so unique.