There is no work experience requirement.
Principles of Microeconomics Course:
Applicants should not be dissuaded from applying because they have not completed this class at the time of application. Applicants can receive a conditional acceptance and will need to complete the course before they enroll.
In order to fulfill this admissions requirement, admitted students must complete a 3-credit Principles of Microeconomics course earning a grade of B or higher at an accredited college or university by August 1.
Admitted students can choose to take this course at a four-year institution or at a community college as long as it is accredited, and the course is a 3-credit course. Online courses are also accepted, however, we recommend courses with an instructor that do not rely solely on self-study.
Examples include :
- Northern Virginia Community College (Washington, DC )
- EdX (online, must be taken for a grade)
- Cornell University (online)
- Harvard University Extension (online)
- University of California Berkeley Extension (online)
- University of Massachusetts (online)
- UT Austin University Extension (online with proctored locations for exams)
- Central University of Finance and Economics (online; admitted students in China)
*These are just a few examples of institutions that offer appropriate courses, both online and in-person. The McCourt School has no financial interest in recommending these courses.
*Coursera courses or professional experience will not fulfill this requirement, nor will courses offered by for-profit entities such as University of Phoenix or Kaplan University.
*We do not accept transferred credits from AP or IB coursework.
*If you have completed a course that is not titled, “Principles of Microeconomics,” but covers equivalent content, please send a copy of the syllabus to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Admissions Committee will review it to determine if it can count towards this prerequisite requirement.
Over the summer we will provide information and topics for self-study to admitted students that might be helpful to review, especially if it has been a while since you took a Principles of Microeconomics class as a way of reviewing the material. For example, students who took the class more than five years ago, earned less than a B or who felt they didn’t have a firm grasp of the materials should seriously consider taking a class for credit before entering the program. In our experience, self-study and/or taking a noncredit refresher course are not sufficient means for learning the material.Back to Top
2 years of post-graduate relevant professional work experience.
Principles of Microeconomics course (same as MPP – please see the information above).Back to Top
There is no work experience requirement for the MS-DSPP program.
There are no formal course prerequisites for this program, however, the following is recommended:
- College level calculus course
- Demonstrated technical skills in computer science, statistics, and advanced mathematics
5 years of professional work experience.
There are no course prerequisites for this program.Back to Top