Panama Field Experience Course Structure

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Course Credits Course Credits
1. USMA FALL TERM:  August – December 9 1. PAYSON FALL TERM:  August- December 9
CORE COURSE IDEV-6100:
Introduction to Applied Economic Analysis**
3 CORE COURSE IDEV-6100:
Introduction to Applied Economic Analysis**
3
ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV-6914:
The United Nations System: Past, Present & Future
3 CORE COURSE IDEV-6110:
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
3
ELECTIVE COURSE: UN Internship 3 ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: TBD 3
2. USMA SPRING TERM:  January - May 9 2. Payson SPRING TERM: January - May 9
CORE COURSE IDEV-6640:
Sustainable Human Development**
3 CORE COURSE IDEV-6120:
Introduction to Research Methods
3
ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: TBD 3 CORE COURSE IDEV-6640:
Sustainable Human Development
3
ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: UN Internship 3 ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: TBD 3
3. Payson FALL TERM:  August- December 9 3. USMA FALL TERM:  August – December 9
CORE COURSE IDEV-6110:
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
3 CORE COURSE IDEV-6670:
International Political & Economic Relations**
3
CORE COURSE IDEV-6670:
International Political & Economic Relations
3 ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV-6914:
The United Nations System: Past, Present & Future
3
ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: TBD 3 ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: UN Internship 3
4. Payson SPRING TERM: January - May 9 4. USMA SPRING TERM: January - May 9
CORE COURSE IDEV-6680:
Development Theories & Strategies Since 1945
3 CORE COURSE IDEV-6680:
Development Theories & Strategies Since 1945**
3
CORE COURSE IDEV-6120:
Introduction to Research Methods
3 ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: TBD 3
ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: TBD 3 ELECTIVE COURSE IDEV: UN Internship 3
TOTAL 36 TOTAL 36

 Note:

Student Requirements:

  1. Completed online application form;
  2. Three completed recommendation forms preferrably submitted via the online form sent to recommenders identified within the online application by the applicant;
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate records and of any previous graduate work;
  4. A statement of purpose not to exceed 500 words; and
  5. Official record of scores on the Graduate Record Examination General (GRE) TestTo submit your GRE scores to the Payson Center use the Designated Institution code (5879).
    1. For the M.S. program: a minimum of 302 combined score with neither the verbal being lower than 153 nor the quantitative score being lower than 144.
    2. For the Ph.D. program: a minimum of 160 for Verbal and 148 for Quantitative is required.
  6. [If you are a foreign student applying to the program and English is not your first language, an official score report for the TOEFL examUse the Payson Center's Designated Institution code (3717) when taking the TOEFL exam.
    1. For the paper-based test: a minimum of 575 is required; or
    2. For the computer-based test: a minimum of 90 is required] 
  7. $55 application fee submitted by credit/debit card or electronic check (for U.S. banks only) within the online application.

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