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Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Communication
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Certificate of Graduate Studies in Applied Economics (CAE)
The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Applied Economics (CAE) is an innovative and immersive program designed for individuals seeking to advance their economic education and careers and focuses on practical applications of economcs knowledge and expertise. The CAE is offered entirely online , augmented with opportunities to interact face to face with fellow students, professors, and guest lecturers.
Q. What kind of background does a typical CAE applicant have?
A. Graduate studies in economics are open to any undergraduate major. All candidates who seek to advance their education and acquire practical career applications of economics expertise are encouraged to apply. Students with limited quantitative and economic skills may be asked to take undergraduate courses to prepare them for advanced studies in economics. Any “foundation” requirements and timeline for completion of these requirements will be stated in the acceptance letter.
Q. What tests are required for admission?
Q. Are there additional requirements for international applicants?
A. International applicants will need to submit a TOEFL score if the native language is not English or if the applicant has not completed a degree from a program taught in English. In addition, transcripts from colleges/universities outside the U.S. must be translated into English and converted to a 4.0 GPA scale. International students do not qualify for an F1 visa status.
Q. What is the application deadline?
A. Applications are accepted at any time; however, the date of the submission and acceptance determines the applicant's start date. Acceptance decisions are usually made within a week of submission of all application materials.
Q. When can a student start the program?
A. Students can start the program in the fall, spring, or summer terms.
Q. What is the tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year?
A. The total tuition for the CAE program is $11,184 ($932 per credit hour).
Q. What is the curriculum?
A. Twelve credit hours of online coursework, including Foundations of Quantitative Analysis, Economic Impact and Evaluation: Methods and Practice, and Professional Economic Analyses and Reporting; and either Experiential Learning in Applied Economics or Corporate Governance in the 21st CenturyApply