AUCA recognizes MITx MicroMasters Program credential in Data, Economics and Development Policy for credits


AUCA is the first university in Central Asia to grant DEDP MITx MicroMasters online learners credits that would count toward the completion of a full master’s degree at AUCA.

AUCA MSc in Economics Program will recognize course credits to their students who successfully complete the MITx MicroMasters Program in Data, Economics and Development Policy (DEDP). Such an agreement with MIT will help AUCA’s Economics Department enhance teaching innovation and strengthen its curricula in the area of evidence-based development policy analysis.

Online Education at MIT

MIT offers several online MicroMasters credentials through its online course database, MITx. Participants that complete the MicroMasters program are eligible to apply to MIT’s blended Master’s program and are able to pursue an accelerated on-campus Master’s degree at MIT.

The DEDP MicroMasters Program was developed by MIT’s Department of Economics, together with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). To earn the certification, a student must complete the following five online intensive courses:

  • Microeconomics
  • Data Analysis for Social Sciences
  • The Challenges of Global Poverty
  • Foundations of Development Policy
  • Designing & Running Randomized Evaluations

MITx MicroMasters in DEDP and MSc in Economics at AUCA

Credential holders of the MITx MicroMasters in DEDP will be able to earn 24 credits of the 120 total graduate credits towards the completion of the MSc in Economics at AUCA. This agreement is a great opportunity for advancing the education and careers of MiTx MicroMasters participants from AUCA.