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In addition to the new MIT blended Master’s program, learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters Program Credential in Data, Economics and Development Policy are now eligible to earn credit at a number of universities across the globe to fast track their pursuit of a full Master’s degree. The Master’s degree in economics or business is within your reach and you can accelerate your graduate studies in these areas. Below is a list of these universities and information on the amount of credit offered:

The American University in Cairo (Egypt) - Master’s Degree in Economics in International Development

The first blended degree in the Middle East and North Africa region, this AUC program is specially designed for students who wish to acquire in-depth understanding and knowledge in the field of development. The Department of Economics at AUC offers the credential holders of the MicroMasters program credential in DEDP the possibility of earning up to 9 credit hours towards the completion of the AUC’s master’s degree in Economics in International Development. An additional 6 credits could be counted towards the pre-requisite requirements for AUC’s master's degree for non-economics applicants to this degree.

American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyz Republic) – Master’s of Science in Economics

American University of Central Asia will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy the possibility of earning 24 credits of the 120 of total graduate credits towards the completion of the MSc. in Economics.

Covenant University (Nigeria) – Master of Economics

Covenant University will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy the possibility of earning 14 credits of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the master’s degree in Economics.

Doane University (USA) - Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Doane’s MBA with a Data, Economics, and Development Policy emphasis is designed for development practitioners and policy makers who wish to understand, create, and prove impact, sustainability, and scalability. Upon acceptance into the program, the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy will satisfy the non profit emphasis area and the student will only need to take 21 credit hours to complete their Master of Business Administration degree.

Deakin University (Australia)

Deakin offers the credential holders of MicroMasters program in DEDP four units’ of credit towards the completion of these online Master’s degree programs: Master of Public Health, Master of Health Economics, Master of International and Community Development, Master of Humanitarian Assistance, Master of Development and Humanitarian Action, and Master of Health and Human Services Management (credit is towards the Health Economics specialization). Deakin also offers the MicroMasters program credential holders four units’ credit towards the completion of the Master of Nutrition and Population Health.

For these MicroMasters program credential holders who also hold a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field, Deakin offers two units’ credit towards the completion of the Master of Human Nutrition. For graduates who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field, this MicroMasters program in DEDP will be an entry pathway to the Master of Human Nutrition. (Normally applicants without a bachelor’s degree in a related field are required to complete a Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition as the entry criterion.)

Harvard Extension School (USA) – Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies

Harvard Extension School offers the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy the possibility of earning 16 of the total 48 graduate credits towards the ALM in the field of development practice.

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico) – Master in Applied Economics

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy the possibility of earning 18 credits of the total graduate credits towards the completion of the Master in Applied Economics.

Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) – Master’s Program in Professional Studies

The Master of Science in Professional Studies allows learners the opportunity to draw on courses offered across RIT graduate programs. Learners who hold the MicroMasters program credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy may apply any time during the year and upon acceptance, will be awarded 12 credit hours of the total graduate credits.

Royal Roads University (Canada) – Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management

The School of Business at Royal Roads University (RRU) will offer credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy the possibility of earning nine of the total graduate credits towards the completion of a Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management.

If you would like to apply to RRU before the completion of the MicroMasters program, RRU will still consider your application. Please contact http://www.royalroads.ca/contact/Admissions-and-Enrolment for questions.

Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) – Master of Business Administration

Sasin School of Management will offer the credential holders of the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy the possibility of earning 6 credits of the total 66 graduate credits towards the completion of the Sasin MBA.

If your university would like to work with us to bring the MITx MicroMasters program credential holders to your master’s program, please contact tracytan@mit.edu. You can learn more about how you can join MIT’s efforts to reimagine higher education by offering credit for the MITx MicroMasters program credential.

School Master's Program in Residential / Online
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Data, Economics, and Development Policy Residential
The American University in Cairo (Egypt) Economics in International Development Residential
American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyz Republic) Master’s of Science in Economics Residential
Covenant University (Nigeria) Economics Residential
Deakin University (Australia) Human Nutrition Online
Health Economics On-campus / Online
Health and Human Services Management On-campus / Online
Public Health On-campus / Online
Nutrition and Population Health On-campus
International and Community Development Online
Humanitarian Assistance On-campus / Online
Development and Humanitarian Action Online
Doane University (USA) Business Administration Online
Harvard Extension School (USA) Liberal Arts in Extension Studies Program in Development Practice Hybrid
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico) Applied Economics Residential
Rochester Institute of Technology (USA) Professional Studies Residential / Online
Royal Roads University (Canada) Business Administration in Executive Management Hybrid
Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) Business Administration Residential

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