International and Development Economics MS

University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Details at a Glance

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  • Application Fee

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  • Financial Aid Available

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Our Program

We combine training in economics and econometrics with practical experience through the International Fieldwork research or internship.

The rapid pace of globalization has increased the demand for professionals with training in international economics and economic development. Our one of a kind Master of Science in International and Development Economics (IDEC) provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand how market forces can be harnessed to empower developing countries to break from cycles of poverty.

Graduates are prepared to pursue PhD programs or professional work as development researchers, program analysts, policy makers, practitioners for government agencies, international business, nonprofits, and NGOs in developing countries.

Check out our MS IDEC graduate program video. Contact our IDEC Ambassador Rajshri at if you'd like to connect with a current IDEC student!


  • Application Fee

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Additional Requirements

Please check out our How to Apply page.

Student Body

Clubs & Associations

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Women and Diversity in Economics

What Our Students Say

  • I knew that I wanted to work internationally, but a lot of organizations require previous international experience, IDEC provided that opportunity to work internationally in a research capacity.

    Justin is now a Senior UX Research at Facebook - Read about his experience

    Justin Grider, International and Development Economics MS ‘14

Tuition & Financial Aid

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