MITx MicroMasters Pathway to GW

MIT Pathway GWU

In November 2022, GW’s Master of Science in Applied Economics became a pathway program with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MITx MicroMasters® Program. Through our agreement with MIT, GW will offer credential holders of MIT’s Data, Economics, and Design of Policy (DEDP) MicroMasters program the ability to obtain up to six graduate credits towards their MS 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.

The DEDP Program, previously known as the MicroMasters Program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy, changed its name in June 2023 to “Data, Economics, and Design of Policy'' to incorporate the new Public Policy Track and to reflect the expansion of the program’s curriculum. The DEDP MicroMasters offers two tracks, one in international development and one in public policy. DEDP elective courses in each track are eligible for credit under GW’s agreement with MIT.

GW will offer elective credit in our MS program for up to two (a maximum of six credits) of the DEDP elective courses listed below that a credential holder has earned toward the MicroMasters credential:

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

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 each of the creditable courses and taken those courses no more than five years before applying to GW.

Please note that the DEDP elective courses that are eligible for credit in GW’s applied economics program may change.

Please contact GW’s applied economics program at [email protected] for additional information about the Applied Economics master’s degree and how to obtain transfer credit for your MITx MicroMasters DEDP credential. For information about the DEDP MicroMasters, contact the MIT program directly at this link.