Program Structure

The Master of Development Economics program consists of 42 credit hours spread over two academic years, and relies on a variety of learning methods. These methods include meetings, weekly lectures, panel discussions and case studies.

1. Compulsory  courses at the program level (24 credit hours):

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours 
MDE602Internship3 Credit Hours 
MDE610Economic Development: Theories & Practices3 Credit Hours 
MDE611Empirical Methods in Development3 Credit Hours 
MDE612Macroeconomic Theories and Practice3 Credit Hours 
MDE613Economics of Labor and Human Capital 3 Credit Hours 
MDE614Research Methods in Development3 Credit Hours 
 
MDE615
Political Economy: Institutions & Development Issues3 Credit Hours  
MDE616Microeconomic Theory 3 Credit Hours 
Total Cr. H  
24 Credit Hours 

 

In addition to a compulsory course without credit hours:

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours 
MDE002
English for Economics
0 Credit Hours 


To fulfill the graduation requirements, students can choose between a capstone research or a master's thesis in development economics as follows:

- First choice: if the student chooses to do a capstone research, it will be recorded for 15 credit hours (12 hours of elective courses and 3 hours of free course).

- Second choice: If the student chooses to do a master's thesis in development economics, he will be recorded for 12 credit hours (9 hours of elective courses and 3 hours of free course).

2. The capstone or master's thesis:

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours 
MDE698
Capstone Research3 Credit Hours 
MDE699
Master's Thesis in Development Economy6 Credit Hours