The Global Human Development Program (GHD) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service offers a full-tuition scholarship for a master’s-level student from sub-Saharan Africa.
This is made possible through the generous support of the William and Catherine McGurn Family.
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: the summer field project (a fully-funded 2-3 month international work placement); an internship at a relevant Washington DC-based international development organization/agency for at least one academic semester; and the capstone project (a two-semester client engagement project emphasizing project management and analysis).
As GHD is a practitioner-focused program, competitive applicants must have at least two years of experience working in international development or a related field. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree prior to proposed enrollment.
Worth of Award
- 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.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Completion of courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics and statistics (must be completed before enrollment in August, not necessarily before applying).
- Ability to function effectively in English and one other language (students must pass an oral proficiency exam before graduation, implying that they will have a reasonable command of one foreign language before entering the program).
- Several years of experience living, studying, and working abroad is strongly recommended.
- Completion of either the GRE (preferred) or GMAT exam, taken in time to submit the scores by the application deadline.
- English Language Requirements: The TOEFL score should be a minimum internet-based score of 100. The IELTS should be a minimum score of 7.0.
How to Apply
- Online application
- Personal statement
- Supplemental data sheet
- Official transcripts and test scores (GREs and TOEFL/IELTS)
- Three letters of recommendationTo be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit all required application materials:
Deadline: Applications close on 15th January 2018.