Study Plan


Semester 
Course Title 
Course Code
Credit Hours



First Semester​ ​



Economic Development: Theories & Practices
MDE610
​3 Credit Hours 
Macroeconomic Theories and Practice
MDE612
​3 Credit Hours 
Microeconomic Theory
​​MDE 616
​3 Credit Hours 
English for Economics
MDE002
​0 Credit Hours 



Second 
Semester​ ​


Empirical Methods in Development
MDE611
3 Credit Hours
Research Methods in Development 
MDE614
3 Credit Hours
Elective Course From The Program
-
3 Credit Hours
Elective Course From The Program 
-
3 Credit Hours
Summer Semester
Public Service Internship  (Compulsory for
students with no experience) 
​​MPA001
3 Credit Hours



​Third Semester


Political Economy: Institutions & Development Issues
​MDE615
​3 Credit Hours
Economics of Labor and Human Capital
MDE613
​3 Credit Hours
Elective Course From The Program 
​-
​​3 Credit Hours
Free Elective Course 
​-
​3 Credit Hours






Fourth Semester



 ​

Students selects  track A (Matsr's Dissertation) with one Elective course as per concentration or selects track B (capstone Research) in addition to 2 electives from the track he/she wishes to join.
​Capstone Research
​​​MDE698
​​3 Credit Hours
​Free Elective Course ​-
​​​3 Credit Hours
​Free Elective Course 
-
​​3 Credit Hours
​OR 
Master Dissertation in Development Economics
​MDE699
​​6 Credit Hours
​Free Elective Course ​- 
​​​3 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 


​ 42 Credit Hours 


 Elective Courses

Optional course

Optional course

 Core Courses

Obligatory course

Obligatory course