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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

Core Requirements

Fall Semester
    Spring Semester
    International Development Summer Internship

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

    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 in order 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.