Helping countries and communities overcome the problems of poverty, disease, and exclusion; increase economic opportunity; and ensure broad public participation are among the biggest challenges the world faces today. The International Development (IDEV) program of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University educates and trains leaders who are passionate about finding solutions to these issues.

The core IDEV coursework provides a foundation in the economic, political, and social dimensions of development. Students also choose a professional field within IDEV to build specialized expertise. Many students combine this rigorous program with practical policy and field experience through a summer internship between their first and second years of study. In past years, students have interned at UN Women, Innovations for Poverty Action, Population Services International, and many others. The IDEV program also offers a practicum that gives students the chance to gain hands-on experience on a development project.

Featured IDEV courses:

  • Impact Investing in Emerging Markets

  • Improving Service Delivery in Developing Countries

  • Development Strategies

  • Financial Inclusion

  • Gender Inequality and Development

  • Principles of Evaluation for Development Projects

  • Social Entrepreneurship: Driving Innovation in Development

  • Basic Education in Low and Middle Income Countries: Policy and Practice

  • Public-Private Partnerships

  • Rural Development: Issues for 21st Century Livelihoods

SAIS graduates have gone on to work at many prominent development organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, the World Bank, Save the Children, and Dalberg Global Development Advisors.

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