Data, Economics, and Development Policy

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building E19 - 201
Cambridge
MA
02139

Phone: 

(617) 324-6566

Email: 

Application Opens: 

December 2

Deadline: 

January 26

Fee: 

$75.00

To apply to the program, all students must first complete the MITx MicroMasters credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy.

Terms of Enrollment: 

Spring Term (January)

Degrees: 

Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics, and Development Policy

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Not required

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) 600 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514

Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.

Areas of Research: 

Not Applicable

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Personal statement*
Research statement**
Two letters of recommendation
Resume/CV
Transcripts***
English proficiency exam scores
MITx MicroMasters credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy

Special Instructions: 

All students must first successfully complete the online MITx MicroMasters credential at their own pace before applying to MIT for the blended Master’s program. The MicroMasters credential requires learners to pass five rigorous online courses, along with accompanying in-person proctored exams for each course, offered at Pearson Vue testing centers around the world. The semester-long MicroMasters courses are open to learners around the world and offered three times per year.

*In your personal statement, please explain why you are a good candidate for graduate school. You should describe why you wish to attend graduate school, what you would like to study, and any research experience you have. Describe one or more accomplishments you are particularly proud of that suggest that you will succeed in your chosen area of research. 

**In your research statement, present a research topic that you would like to pursue during your summer capstone project. Describe the motivation, research question, your methodological approach, and the data you would use to answer the question. Describe how the study will contribute to the field of development economics. Note that you do not need to complete a full research study during your summer capstone project.

***Transcripts will only be required if you have earned a prior university degree and do not need to be official.