Looking to start a career in development or public policy, political science, or related fields? Interested in pursuing a graduate education in one of these topics? The MITx Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP) MicroMasters program will prepare you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you’ll need to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing developing countries and the world’s poor.
The DEDP MicroMasters program is co-designed and run by MIT’s Department of Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), a global leader in conducting randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs aimed at reducing poverty. It is intended for learners who are interested in building a full set of tools and skills required for data analysis in the social sciences, understanding the problems facing world’s poor, and learning how to design and evaluate social policies that strive to solve them.
Through a series of five online courses and in-person exams learners will gain a strong foundation in microeconomics, development economics, probability and statistics, and engage with cutting-edge research in the field. The program is unique in its focus on the practicalities of running randomized evaluations to assess the effectiveness of social programs and its emphasis on hands-on skills in data analysis.