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The MA in Global Political Economy and Finance is a 30-credit program that provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the world economy in historical context, the political economic analysis of the dynamics of contemporary world capitalist society, and state-of-the-art tools of political economic and financial analysis.
A full account of degree requirements and procedures is contained in the Economics departmental handbook.
To earn the MA in Global Political Economy and Finance, a student must complete a total of 30 credits with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
There is no written comprehensive examination; the MA degree is awarded for successful completion of the required 30 credits.
A maximum of three credits taken at another university may be granted toward the credit requirement for the master's degree. At least 27 credits must be completed at The New School for Social Research.
The three electives can be any courses offered by the Department of Economics or courses offered by other departments that approved by the Economics faculty advisor.
- Study and contribute to emerging forms of knowledge that interrogate systemic exploitation and inequality, emphasizing political theory, political economy, and the challenges of democracy.
- Explore the intersection of theory and practice, discovering the world-changing potential of what occurs when the progressive scholarship is integrated with activism.
- Choose from four areas of instruction offered by the department: American politics, comparative politics, political theory, and global politics.
- Collaborate on the work of groundbreaking research institutes, including the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.
- Write for Public Seminar, an online publication produced by students and faculty at The New School for Social Research.
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