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 interdisciplinary 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.
The department uses as reference for admission, minimum acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) of 150 verbal, 150 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical (which is equivalent to 450 verbal, 600 quantitative, and 3.0 analytical for exams taken prior to September 1, 2011). Prior to full admission, students must have reported their GRE examination scores.