Each MDP cohort includes an average of 15 to 18 students, a size that facilitates an interactive and personalized learning experience. The MDP program strives to recruit richly diverse cohorts, composed of students with different backgrounds and experiences. They often include returned Peace Corps Volunteers but also veterans, and occasionally mid-career professionals (we have had lawyers, managers, engineers, health professionals, and even a veterinarian!). Most have spent time working in a variety of contexts in the Global South. This cohort diversity enables students to learn from one another – as well as through academic training and field practicums – through intense class discussions, joint projects, and teamwork.

Read the Laney Graduate School's statement on diversity in admissions.

First Year Students

Read about the experiences of Emory MDP Class of 2022.

Meet the Class of 2022

Second Year Students

Learn more about students of Emory MDP Class of 2021.

Meet the Class of 2021