This graduate diploma is designed for students who wish to gain a basic understanding and knowledge of development but who may not intend to proceed to obtain a Master’s Degree. This Diploma program is also inter-disciplinary to provide a broader and more integrated perspective of development issues.
The Diploma should be of interest to those who plan to seek a position or a career with development-related institutions or with government departments directly concerned with development planning and evaluation.
The applicant for admission to this program should have a good knowledge of the concepts and analytical tools of economics. An applicant whose bachelor’s degree is in a discipline other than economics may be admitted provisionally, but in such cases the applicant must either display competence in economics by passing required examinations or develop the necessary competence by completing additional undergraduate courses.
Applicants to the M.A. in Economics in International Development must obtain an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) within the first semester of enrollment in the program. Students are strongly urged to apply for the GRE exam immediately upon receipt of their admission letter in order to allow enough time for the reservation of an exam slot and the receipt of the results by AUC.
A minimum of 18 credit hours, consisting of six core courses that must include two non- economics courses, as follows: