Saturday, November 1, 2008

Master in Public Administration/ International Development

The two-year Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) program, the Harvard Kennedy School's newest program, is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development. It is an economics-centered, multi-disciplinary program, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

Each academic year, a class of about 65 students enrolls in this selective program. Although the MPA/ID curriculum is intensely rigorous and provides a solid foundation for applied research, the program is geared to the future practitioner in the field of international development rather than the future academic.

Both US and international candidates are considered for admission. Applicants must demonstrate competence in economics and quantitative analysis and the potential for leadership in international development. Although the MPA/ID program occasionally accepts applicants directly from undergraduate colleges and universities, most admitted candidates have at least three years of work experience in government, central and regional banks, international development institutions, non-governmental organizations, or private businesses.

Prospective students interested in the MPA/ID program are encouraged to review the prerequisites for academic and work experience prior to applying.

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