GDP Admissions

Applications to the MA in Global Development Policy are handled through the Pardee School of Global Studies and follow all policies and procedures of that school.  The Pardee School falls under the umbrella of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS).  General information on applying to GRS can be found here.  Specific information on applying to Pardee can be found here.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester:  April 15 (January 3 for consideration with merit-based aid)

Spring Semester:  October 15 (Part-time only.  We do not accept full-time applications for the GDP program for Spring).

All application materials should be received by the application deadline.  Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Admission decisions are made by a faculty committee.

Students should indicate in the ‘Specialization’ field of the application form which of the three tracks they wish to apply to.  This information is necessary in order for us to route the application to the correct admissions committee.

All questions about admission to the GDP can be directed to the Pardee Graduate Programs Administrator.  Contact information can be found here.

Boston University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University.