MITx MicroMasters Pathway to GW

MIT Pathway GWU

In November 2022, GW’s Department of Economics became a pathway program with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MITx MicroMasters® Program. As a pathway program, GW provides credential holders of MIT’s Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) MicroMasters program credit towards earning a Master of Science degree in applied economics at GW.

Through our agreement with MIT, GW will offer DEDP MicroMasters credential holders the ability to obtain up to six graduate credits towards their Master of Science in Applied Economics at GW. By obtaining credit for the MIT coursework, DEDP credential holders can save up to 20% of their total tuition cost and earn their MS degree at an accelerated timetable. To be eligible to receive GW credit for their MIT courses, DEDP credential holders must have passed MIT’s proctored exam with at least a B grade in their courses and taken the courses no more than five years before applying to GW.

MIT’s Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) MicroMasters program requires three core courses and two electives.  GW will offer elective credit for two of the DEDP elective courses listed below that a credential holder has chosen for the MicroMasters credential:

  • Good Economics for Hard Times (Introductory)
  • The Challenges of Global Poverty (Introductory)
  • Foundations of Development Policy (Advanced) and
  • Political Economy and Economic Development (Advanced)

Please contact our applied economics program at [email protected] for additional information about the Applied Economics master’s program and how to obtain transfer credit for your MITx MicroMasters DEDP credential. 

If you’d like to learn more about our applied economics master’s program, please view a recording of a recent online information session.

To find find additional information about the MIT program, go to the link listed below:

MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP)