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International and Development Economics

University of San Francisco

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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1480 USD/credit
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About

The International and Development Economics degree at University of San Francisco provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand how market forces can be harnessed to empower developing countries to break from cycles of poverty.

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Overview

Graduates of this International and Development Economics program from University of San Francisco are prepared to pursue PhD programs or professional work as development researchers, program analysts, policy makers, practitioners for government agencies, international business, nonprofits, and NGOs in developing countries.

During the summer, you’ll form a small group with fellow students to collect primary data and access secondary data as part of an internship or partnership with an international institution. Your research will be the basis for your master’s thesis, which you’ll develop under your adviser’s supervision.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the application of modern micro and macroeconomic theory to the key problems of economic development, trade and finance, including the analysis of market failures, poverty traps, the structure of incentives, the use of game theory to model institutional behavior, and open economy models of trade, migration, foreign direct investment, financial markets, and exchange rate determination
  • Design and carry out a fieldwork-based research project, including formation of an original research question, planning of an effective methodology, development of field protocols/survey instruments, and data collection in a developing or transition country
  • Conduct original quantitative empirical analysis of an international or development economics problem. Specifically, students should be able to express an economic theory in terms of an observable model; determine the appropriate estimation method for the empirical model; utilize statistical software to conduct such estimation; and meaningfully interpret the results
  • Effectively communicate research finding both in writing and orally, including compilation of a professional literature review, clear presentation of theoretical and empirical models, econometric analysis, and the relevance of the study’s principal findings and implications for international and/or economic development theory and policy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics: Theory & Appl
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Graduate Econometrics
  • Field Research Methods
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Adv Applied Econometrics
  • International Economics
  • Economics of Development
  • Development Economics Seminar

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are encouraged and considered for admission on a rolling basis.

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Transcript (Academic Record)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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