First of all, we look for appropriate career focus. Most of our admitted MPA/IDs have at least three years of development-related work experience in government, central or regional banks, international development institutions, nonprofits, research organizations, or private businesses. Usually at least some of the work has been in developing or transitional economy countries.
Secondly, we look for applicants who are interested in quantitative analysis and economics.
A bachelor's degree, with a strong academic record, including good grades in economics and mathematics courses.
Completion of at least one university-level course each in microeconomics, macroeconomics and three university-level courses in calculus, which must include multivariable calculus. Statistics and linear algebra courses are desirable, but not required.