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Economics in International Development

The American University in Cairo

24 months
735 USD/credit 9922 USD/year
579 USD/credit 7816 USD/year
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This Economics in International Development program from The American University in Cairo is specially designed for students who wish to acquire in-depth understanding and knowledge in the field of development. 


Program Description

An interdisciplinary approach is adopted as an essential requirement for gaining a broader and more integrated perspective of this dynamic field of study. The Economics in International Development program from The American University in Cairo 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Economic Setting for Development 
  • Advanced International Trade 
  • Quantitative Methods 
  • Project Evaluation
  • Research Practicum 
  • Labor Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • The selection of up to two graduate programs for which the admission application will be processed
  • A statement of purpose indicating the reasons of interest in the specific program
  • An updated resume (CV) that must include work experience and educational background
  • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background. 
  • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
  • Clear copy of the information pages of your passport
  • One recent passport size photograph 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 579 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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