International Development and Policy Track

The International Development and Policy track (IDP) is designed for students who are interested in the creation and evaluation of public policies in developing countries and international contexts. Thus the foundational Comparative Legal Systems and Global Political Environments courses focus on a range of different institutions and contexts.

It is integral that students in the International Development and Policy track are exposed to international policy experiences.  Through support of the program, students are expected to pursue their internship outside of the United States – select U.S. based, internationally focused internships may be acceptable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

More information on the origins of the track and the partnerships:  William & Mary Public Policy expanding program offerings

The typical plan of study for the IDP track is:

Year One Fall Semester:
  • PUBP500: Mathematics for Public Policy
  • PUBP601: The Global Political Environment
  • PUBP602: Quantitative Methods I
  • PUBP604: Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • PUBP607: Comparative Legal Systems
Year One Spring Semester:

Summer Internship

Year Two Fall Semester
Year Two Spring Semester

Students in the IDP track must complete a total of 17 elective credits, 3 of which must be earned in a law class.