The admission process for the 2024-25 academic year is now closed.

We consider accepting late applications, but prospective applicants are are advised to contact the MDP office to notify the staff of their late submission. Late applicants are still eligible for tuition scholarships, contingent on remaining availability of funds.  

The application fee is waived for certain categories of applicants, including citizens of low and middle-income countries and those applicants who qualify for select Partner Fellowships and Scholarships (see Application Overview and Financial Support pages).  

See the Laney Graduate School webpage for program admission statistics and for statements on diversity in admissions and on undocumented and DACA applicants

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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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Application process: Contact the MDP Program by phone (404-712-6373) or email 

General inquiries: Contact the Laney Graduate School by phone (404-727-0184) or email: