In light of the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID19 pandemic, we continue to accept applications from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers for admission to the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Admitted applicants are still eligible for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship or Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. Depending on qualifications and availability of funds, they will also be considered for a MDP partial tuition Merit scholarship.  

Contact the MDP Program Manager for details on submitting and processing your application as promptly as possible.

See the Laney Graduate School webpage on diversity in admissions and on undocumented and DACA applicants. For MDP admission data, see the MDP program statistics.

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Future MDP students must complete the Laney Graduate School application.

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Emory MDP is a two-year professional degree that prepares students for careers in the international development and humanitarian fields. 

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Emory MDP Welcomes Returned Peace Corps Volunteers


We are proud partners of the Coverdell Fellowship Program for RPCVs 

Learn more about the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows