Master of Arts in Policy Economics
- To deepen an understanding of core economic principles and how to use them when analyzing policy issues in low- and middle-income countries.
- To master the theoretical and empirical tools necessary to evaluate economic research and assess its applicability to specific developing and emerging economies.
- To learn how to develop and articulate pragmatic, principles-based policies to enhance economic well-being and promote social justice.
- The Master of Arts in Policy Economics degree or the certificate is awarded in June at commencement ceremonies upon successful completion of all requirements.
- A grade point average of at least B minus (B-) with no failed courses is required.
- The grade average is based on nine (9) courses: four core fall semester courses; a January Winter Study course; plus three spring semester elective courses and one writing intensive course.
- As part of the requirements in the writing intensive course, students will prepare policy papers on current issues in their countries.
- Field trips to major cities for varied conferences and seminars are an integral part of the academic program; attendance and participation are required.
- All bills must be paid by college-established deadlines prior to graduation.