The International Development Policy and Management Certificate (IDCP) is a one year program that gives students the foundation needed for addressing pressing international issues in developing countries. The program explores the challenges of economic, political, and social development. We have recently updated the IDCP curriculum and requirements to reflect our changing world. The structure is now more flexible to attract students from diverse disciplines, and emphasizes ethics and economic literacy, better enabling graduates to be expert practitioners of project management and program development in international settings.
Core Courses: The first course (PBAF 531) examines different policy environments leaders must address to achieve policy in comparative and international settings. The second course (PBAF 533) serves as an introduction to the economics of sustainable international development. The third core course (PBAF 532) is a seminar that gives students the opportunity to hear from professionals in the field during panel discussions. Students will produce a short summative paper as a final project.
To apply for the Evans School International Development Certificate program, you will need to submit the application materials below by April 25.
- A letter of application with the following four sections, each between 125–250 words:
- A narrative introducing yourself, your background, areas of interest, professional and academic experience, strengths, and future intentions.
- A description of your professional experience, internationally and/or domestically, including what you did, where you were, what you learned, relevant technical and language skills, and other accomplishments or experiences.
- A description of your areas of interest within relief and/or development and how you would contribute to the diversity of disciplines, perspectives, regions, and experiences of your cohort class.
- An explanation of how this certificate program will help you meet your academic and professional goals, answering the question, “Why does it make sense for you to earn this certificate?”
- A current resume listing both educational and professional experience.
- University of Washington transcript
- Contact information for a recommendation from a University of Washington professor.
- An application cover sheet (found online)
The completed application can be sent in via one of the following methods:
Evans School of Public Affairs
International Development Certificate Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3055
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