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Economics and Education

In the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis

M.A. Program > M.A.Degree Requirements

M.A.Degree Requirements

Requirements for the

M.A. Program in Economics and Education

(32 points)

Core Requirements

(minimum 9 points)



EDPE 4050 Economics of Education (3)

EDPE 4056 Microeconomics (3)

Statistics: minimum level of competence HUDM 5122*

(Students not prepared for HUDM 5122, may need to take HUDM 4122 beforehand)

Field Requirements

(minimum 9 points)

Courses within the program:

EDPE 4051 Education and Economic Development (3)

EDPE 4055 Resource Allocation (3)

EDPE 4057 Economics of Urban and Minority Education (3)

EDPE 4058 Economics of Higher Education (3)

ITSF 4060 The Latino population of the United States (3)

EDPE 4097 International Comparative Studies in Ed Finance (3)

EDPE 4155 Education, Privatization and School Choice (3)


Courses outside the program:

Labor Economics: W4400 or for advanced students: EDPE 6052 (Ph.D Applied Labor Economics)
Public Finance: G6807 Public Finance III (3)


Breadth/Electives Requirements

(minimum 9 points)


Three courses (at least 2 credits each) must be taken outside the program. Only courses taken at Teachers College will be counted towards the breadth/elective requirement.

Final Requirement


Master's thesis: an integrative paper