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What will I learn?

The Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), and Hobby School of Public Affairs offer a graduate dual degree in MA Applied Economics (MAAE) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) to prepare students for careers in public policy. This program combines theoretical and analytical framework for designing/evaluating public policies offered by the MAAE with theories/strategies to develop public policies and understand political processes through which policies are implemented offered by the MPP. Through this dual program, students earn both an MA and MPP with fewer semester hours than it would take to earn each degree independently.

Degree Requirements

The dual MAAE/MPP program requires a minimum of 57 semester hours. The curriculum for the program requires students to complete core courses in both economics and public policy; electives courses in both areas; and internships and/or a project. This is a non-thesis program. Students should consult with program advisors for information regarding core and elective courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (57 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,689.00 per year
USD $918.98/SCH
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

402 Agnes Arnold Hall,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77204, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

For international students

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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