MS International and Development Economics
M-F, 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Integrating rigorous training in quantitative economics and econometric methods with overseas fieldwork research in a developing country.
The rapid pace of globalization has increased the demand for professionals with training in international economics and economic development. USF’s one of a kind Master's in International and Development Economics (IDEC) provides students with the specialized knowledge and analytical skills to understand how market forces can be harnessed to empower developing countries to break from cycles of poverty, and the importance of institutions that regulate these forces.
Graduates are prepared to pursue PhD programs or for professional work as:
During the summer, small groups of IDEC students collect primary data and access secondary data as part of an internship or partnership with an international institution. That information forms the basis for their master’s thesis, which is developed under the supervision of an IDEC faculty adviser.