This program is specially designed for students who wish to acquire in-depth understanding and knowledge in the field of development. An interdisciplinary approach is adopted as an essential requirement for gaining a broader and more integrated perspective of this dynamic field of study.
The program should be of interest to those who plan to seek a position or a career with a wide range of development-related institutions at the macro or micro levels. Examples include United Nations agencies, The World Bank, bilateral donor representative offices/projects, NGOs, and development-finance institutions. In addition, the program equips students to assume technical positions in 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 results by AUC.