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International Development

American University Washington DC

24 months
32616 USD/year
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International Development from American University Washington DC has trained graduates to create opportunities for those in need of change, to search for solutions to the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, and to address complex global issues.  


International Development from American University Washington DC is one of the best-established development programs in the United States and prepares students to meaningfully participate in driving socio-economic, political, and environmental development throughout the world. MAID is unique in its balance of practice and theory, its emphasis on the links between the global and local, and its dedication to equipping graduates to become effective and ethical agents of change.


Our alumni have gone on to build education programs in sub-Saharan Africa, create new ways of making monitoring, evaluation, and learning useful for grassroot organizations, feed and assist refugees, and enter the Foreign Service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Micropolitics of Development 
  • International Development 
  • Economic Theory
  • Economic Development
  • Survey of Economic Development
  • Statistics, Research Design, and Research Methods for International Affairs 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL/IELTS score if non-native English speaker
  • Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least a B+ (3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale) and should have had at least 24 credit hours of social science coursework relevant to international studies.
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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