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Application Information

Admission to the program

Students are admitted in the FALL SEMESTER only. Requirements for admissions are as follows:

  1. Receipt of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university equivalent to a US 4-year degree.
  2. A good undergraduate record, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
  3. Three letters of recommendation that can address your academic abilities and achievements.
  4. Statement of purpose (A two page statement indicating your career goals and experiences in the development field, and how the program of study chosen will help meet those goals. Be specific in discussing the aspects of your personal and academic background that may lead to success in the area of study chosen.)
  5. A resume or curriculum vita describing your professional background.

The applicant's career experience, motivations, intellectual maturity, and probability of success in graduate work will also be considered.

Financial Assistance

The International Development Program offers a number of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships, including special, named ones that are linked to other Ohio University programs which offer practical opportunities for IDS students (click here for more information). These are awarded on a competitive basis. Students wishing to be considered for financial aid should indicate so on their applications. American students may also be eligible for the federally funded work-study program.

Priority deadline is December 15, applications accepted until February 1.

Please click here to access the online application.