The Catholic University of America


IEDP Curriculum

The required curriculum will include course work with an applied component for every course plus a series of "Leaders in Development" seminars. The course work includes 55 credits with the election of a concentration in the public or private sector. You may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. If enrolled full-time, the program could be completed in two academic years. Classes are scheduled so that students can complete the required internship and maintain employment while enrolled in the program.

Students choose a policy design impact evaluation project (PDIEP) with faculty approval in the final semester.

Pre-requisites  |  Courses  |  Requisites  | Fall 2018 Calendar


• Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 101)
• Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 102)
• Statistical Analysis (ECON 224)


The curriculum includes eight core courses, five courses in integral development, three courses in the area of management, and two electives.

Core Courses

Aspects of Integral Development

Policy and Management of Development


  • Completion of the Applied Research Project
  • Proficiency in a second language is required before graduation.
  • 503 Career Placement Readiness Workshop (offered to students in their final semester of program)
  • "Leaders in Development" Seminars: The development and practice seminars are designed to expose you to the work carried on the field by both private and public organizations. They will also provide an opportunity for you to network with professionals in the development field.
  • Students must maintain an average grade of B in order to remain in the program.

Supporting Classes

 Back to top

Now Accepting Applications
for Fall 2018

For more information contact Program Director:

Debra Egan
Phone: 202-319-6183

SIGN UP here to receive more information about the IEDP program.