Applications are not yet being accepted..Admissions are open to all who meet the below criteria. Fellowships are available only to those from an ASEAN country and living with one of the eligible disabilities. Once completed applications are received, they will be comprehensively and carefully reviewed by IDPP Admissions Board. Applications are only being accepted for Fall admissions and applicants should be notified of a decision by late June. Please continue checking back for application link in mid-May.  

Application Requirements For Graduate Admissions To MA Programs:

To be considered for acceptance to the IDPP, all applicants must,

  • Possess a bachelors degree from an accredited institution prior to IDPP start date. 
  • Submit a completed online application
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) online Your CV should list all your significant academic, personal, and professional achievements.  Please give all relevant details regarding your work experience including the name of the organization, your duties, and the duration of your appointment.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation using the online form. Two of the three letters must be from an academic source, preferably a faculty member with knowledge of your academic background.  Letters from family or friends are not acceptable recommendations. The letters will be submitted electronically via the IDPP website.
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose online An essay stating your academic and career goals and statement of how the IDPP specifically fits into your academic and/or career plans. Please provide information about how your life experiences have prepared your for a Masters in Disability and Public Policy and why you will be a good candidate for the program. Limit the essay to 1000-1500 words, no more than 3 double-spaced pages.
  • Submit an Addendum Essay Online An essay discussing any personal or professional challenge that you have encountered. Limit essay to 500 words or less.
  • Submit official transcripts Submit official transcripts from all institutions where you have studied.  Transcripts should be sealed and accompanied with translation, if necessary.  Hard copies of your transcripts should be mailed directly from issuing institution to the IDPP.
  • Submit brief Communication Profile online A brief statement informing IDPP of any tools, technologies and/or techniques which are preferred or required for communication by the applicant.
  • Submit all relevant standardized test scores online, including:
  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language; Minimum score of 600 or,
  • Band Score of 6 in all areas or,
    • TOEIC: Minimum of 173
    • IELTS: International English Language Testing System;
  • The ETS makes available accommodations for test takers with disabilities at any center that offers the Internet-based test (iBT). For information on test center locations, available accommodations, and how to register.
  • Submit hard copies of official transcripts by mail: Must submit hard copies of official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Transcripts must list all courses taken, grades received, degree(s) conferred, and degree conferral date(s). Transcripts should be sealed and accompanied with translation if not in English. Grade translations into the U.S. grading system are not necessary. Original transcripts and translation (if applicable) should be mailed directly from issuing institution to:

  IDPP Office American University, School of International Service 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016-8071 USA

For Certificate Program Only, Pay An Application Fee Of $ TBD

Application Checklist
  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
  4. Standardized Test Scores
  5. Essays
  6. References