Master in Development Studies (MDS)

Master in Development Studies (MDS)

The Master in Development Studies is not accepting applications at this time.

This 2-year program offers academic training in two sub-fields: (1) Economic History, (2) Sociology and Political Science. It is offered only to full time students and provides foundational economics training to students with bachelor degrees in History, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Legal Studies.

Course Details
Duration2 years (full time)
StartSeptember 2018
  1. Microeconomics I
  2. Macroeconomics I
  3. Mathematics  
  4. Statistics & Applied Econometrics
  5. Computing
  6. Introduction to Political Science
  7. English
  1. African Economic History
  2. Sociology I
  3. Political Economy
  4. African Art History
  5. International Organizations
  1. Development Economics
  2. Political Economy
  3. African Art History
  4. Topics in African Politics
  5. Advanced Topics in Development Studies
  6. Reading Courses
  1. Research Seminar
  2. Internship
  3. Thesis Seminar

Full-time master’s degrees are offered in a two-year timeframe, while part-time degrees are offered in a three-year timeframe. Prior to the start of their studies, students take math and English placement exams and are required to complete preparatory coursework one month before the start of the academic year. Prior to the start of their second year, students must pass a comprehensive examination. All students are required to complete several core classes; they also have a choice of elective courses, and write a thesis in their final semester.

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