International Political Economy and Development (M.A.)

Completion of twelve courses (36 credits) beyond the bachelor's degree is required, including four core courses (12 credits), one quantitative methods course (3 credits), and seven electives (21 credits). Satisfactory completion of an internship for those lacking relevant professional experience and a comprehensive examination are also required.

Full-time students can complete the program in three semesters while part-time students can complete the program in two years, including two summers.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
Core: Political Science
Two courses from any of the following:6
Foundational
COMPARATIVE POL ANALYSIS
ANALYSIS OF INT'L POL
International
POL OF GLOBAL ECON REL
Development
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT
Core: Economics
Two courses from any of the following:6
Foundational
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS 1
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
International
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
INT'L MONETARY POLICY
Developmental
ECO DEVELOPMENT POLICY
CRISES, ADJUSTMENT AND POVERTY
Core: Quantitative
ECON 6910APPLIED ECONOMETRICS 23
Electives
Four concentration courses 312
Three free electives 49
Practical Training 5
Comprehensive Examination 6
Total Credits36

Core Courses

The two economics courses and the two political science courses must be chosen from two of the available fields, as listed above. It is recommended, but not required, that the student cover all three fields. Depending on the student's preparation, the director may grant permission to take a more advanced level course instead of a particular core course. The student, however, should be aware that the comprehensive examination is based primarily on the material presented in the economic and political science core courses.

International Development Studies

This specialization is designed to prepare individuals for work with relief and development organizations as project managers in both the non-profit and government sector.

Course Title Credits
Core
Please take the following two courses as part of your core requirement
ECON 5015ECO DEVELOPMENT POLICY3
POSC 6530POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT3
Electives
Please take the Project Management Practicum as part of your concentration courses
IPED 6740PROJECT ACCOUNTING1
IPED 6750PROJECT DESIGN1
IPED 6760PROJECT PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT1
ECON 5771PROJECT ASSESSMENT3
In addition, the following three courses are highly recommended
ECON 6460AGRICULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT3
ECON 6440DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS3
POSC 5560CONFLICT RESOLUTION3
For your remaining two electives, choice from the following is suggested
EPIDEMICS & DEVEL POLICY
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO
FOREIGN AID & DEVELOPMENT
CRISES, ADJUSTMENT AND POVERTY
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
CLASSICAL SOC THEORY

Foreign Language and Overseas Experience

Most development organizations require professional proficiency in a foreign language as well as overseas experience. Students in this specialization should use their summer after their first year of study to intern overseas in a developing country with an appropriate non-profit or government agency. Please be aware of IPED’s Language Immersion Study Awards, Summer Internship Stipends and International Peace and Development Travel Scholarships.

International Banking and Finance

Course Title Credits
These four courses are required to earn the specialization:
IPED 6740PROJECT ACCOUNTING 11
ECON 5500FINANCIAL ANALYSIS3
ECON 5551DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL BANKING3
ECON 5570GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS3
The following are additional recommendations:
ALGORITHMS & DATA ANALYS
STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
CRISES, ADJUSTMENT AND POVERTY
EMERGING MARKETS
EMERGING MKTS: SOUTH AFRICA
ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
FINANCIAL ECONOMETRICS
FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
OPTIONS & FUTURES MKTS
FIXED INCOME ANALYSIS
POLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS

Global Environmental and Resources Economics

Course Title Credits
Please take the following courses, from both core and elective requirements
ECON 6480ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO3
ECON 6460AGRICULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT3
or ECON 5260 EPIDEMICS & DEVEL POLICY
ECON 5015ECO DEVELOPMENT POLICY3 to 4
ECON 5510INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY3
ECON 5515INT'L MONETARY POLICY3
ECON 6910APPLIED ECONOMETRICS3
An additional two electives pertinent to the subject

International and Developmental Economics

Course Title Credits
These four courses are strongly recommended
ECON 5015ECO DEVELOPMENT POLICY3 to 4
ECON 5510INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY3
ECON 5515INT'L MONETARY POLICY3
ECON 6910APPLIED ECONOMETRICS3
The following foundational courses may also be taken:
ECON 5011ECONOMIC ANALYSIS3 to 4
ECON 5710MATH FOR ECONOMISTS I3 to 4
ECON 6010MICROECONOMIC THEORY I3 to 4
ECON 6020MACROECONOMIC THEORY I3
ECON 6910APPLIED ECONOMETRICS3
The following are other subject-pertinent courses
ECON 5020AFRICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT3 to 4
ECON 5260EPIDEMICS & DEVEL POLICY3 to 4
ECON 5415GENDER AND ECONOMIC DEVLPMT3
ECON 5450CRISES, ADJUSTMENT AND POVERTY3
ECON 5500FINANCIAL ANALYSIS3
ECON 5540EMERGING MARKETS3
ECON 5541EMERGING MKTS: SOUTH AFRICA3 to 4
ECON 5551DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL BANKING3
ECON 5570GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS3
ECON 5771PROJECT ASSESSMENT3
ECON 6240FINANCIAL ECONOMICS3
ECON 6440DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS3
ECON 6460AGRICULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT3
ECON 6470GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
ECON 6480ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECO3
ECON 6490FOREIGN AID & DEVELOPMENT3
ECON 6510INTERNATIONAL TRADE3 or 4
ECON 6560INTERNATIONAL FINANCE3
ECON 6950FINANCIAL ECONOMETRICS3