As a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) student, your first-year core curriculum includes sequences in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics with an emphasis on policy applications to development over pure theory. You also enroll in core courses that cover institutions, governance, management and the theory of development as well as six elective courses typically taken in your second year.  

You're also required to complete a development-related internship during the summer following your first year. In your second year, you will produce your Second Year Policy Analysis

You will need to earn at least 76 credits in order to graduate. 

Core Required Courses (First Year)

Fall Semester
    Spring Semester
    Year-Long (Fall and Spring Semesters)
    International Development Summer Internship

    As an MPA/ID student, you'll complete a development-related internship, usually in a developing country.


    Core Required Courses and Electives (Second Year)

    One course in the field of good governance. The course selection varies year to year, but examples include:

    Electives (26 credits) 


    Grade Requirements

    You must earn a B- or better in all of your required MPA/ID courses, including the Second Year Policy Analysis (SYPA).

    Overall, you must have a B average or better for your 76 credits, to graduate with an MPA/ID degree. These total credits must include the required courses, the SYPA and electives.

    Earn a second professional degree

    You can also pursue a second degree with the MPA/ID. Learn about our programs and partnerships.