As a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) student, your core curriculum includes integrated coursework in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics & econometrics with an emphasis on politics, governance, management, development economics, a case workshop, and a second-year seminar. You will also take a minimum of six electives, typically during 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.
- Advanced Microeconomic Analysis I (API-109, 4 credits)
- Advanced Macroeconomics for the Open Economy I (API-119, 4 credits)
- Advanced Quantitative Methods I: Statistics (API-209, 4 credits)
- Economic Development: Theory and Evidence (DEV-101, 4 credits)
- Applications and Cases in International Development I (DEV-401, 4 credits)
- Advanced Microeconomic Analysis II (API-110, 4 credits)
- Advanced Macroeconomics for the Open Economy II (API-120, 4 credits)
- Advanced Quantitative Methods II: Econometrics (API-210, 4 credits)
- Economic Development: Using Analytic Frameworks for Smart Policy Design (DEV-102m, 2 credits)
- The Politics of Development (DPI-410, 4 credits)
International Development Summer Internship
As an MPA/ID student, you'll complete a development-related internship, usually in a developing country.
- Political Philosophy for Development (DPI-411, 4 credits)
- Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context (MLD-102, 4 credits)
- Second Year Policy Analysis Seminar with Capstone Paper (DEV-250Y, 6 credits)
Electives (24 credits)
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 in order to graduate with an MPA/ID degree. These total credits must include the required courses, the SYPA, and electives.