Pathways To a Master’s Degree

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In addition to the new MIT blended Master’s program, learners who successfully earn the MITx MicroMasters 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 MITx MicroMasters 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.

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 Data, Economics, and Development Policy MicroMasters 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 MITx MicroMasters 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 MITx MicroMasters credential holders four units’ credit towards the completion of the Master of Nutrition and Population Health.

For MITx MicroMasters 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 MITx 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.)

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

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Summer 2018: starts June 5, 2018
Fall 2018: starts Sept. 11, 2018
Spring 2019: starts Feb. 5, 2019

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