MA in Global Development Economics

MA in Global Development Economics

Boston University - Boston, MA

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This degree program is designed for those seeking a rigorous training in economics supplemented by training in the related disciplines of politics, international relations, public health, and infrastructure and environment. The economics core of this program is identical to that required of students taking the MA in economics. In addition, the MA GDE includes a set of economics elective courses that focus on various aspects of development issues and the global economy. Candidates for the MA GDE will also join students from the MA GDP program in taking courses in Governance and Political Economy, International Public Health, Infrastructure and Environmental Planning, and a capstone seminar. The program is intended for students interested in a career in the economic development of lower- and middle-income countries and in transition economies, including working as policy analysts and decision-makers in government, nonprofit institutions, international organizations, and the private sector. Twelve courses with a grade of C or higher are required. Students entering with advanced standing in German must complete a minimum of six principal courses at Boston University. Students participating in the Boston University program in Germany must complete a minimum of four principal German courses in Boston; two of these four courses must be taken at the LG 300 level or above following study in Germany. Internships taken on study abroad programs may not be credited toward a major in German. Required Courses Two of the following: CAS LX 250, CAS LL/XL 222, LL/XL 223, LL/XL 224, XL 225. CAS CC 101 and 102 together may be substituted for CAS XL 222. (Comparative literature courses carried LL numbers through Spring 2009 and converted to XL numbers as of Fall 2009. For degree purposes, LL and XL courses are identical). Four language-focus courses: CAS LG 303, 304, and two courses numbered CAS LG 310Ð345. CAS LG 350 and four courses numbered CAS LG 400 or higher. One additional German course numbered CAS LG 250 or higher. Placement Examination A placement test is required of all students whose mo

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