Prospective students are expected to provide evidence of strong interest in the fields of International Economics and Development Economics. Yale fellowship funds are not available. Also, the program requires full-time enrollment at Yale. There are no part-time students in the program. Candidates should have had previous training in economics equivalent to an undergraduate major in economics, or a background in quantitative methods. Students entering the program are expected to have adequate preparation in mathematics and economic analysis. Some students will be required to complete summer courses in mathematics and English prior to beginning the program. To earn the Masters degree, students must satisfactorily complete a program of eight graduate courses. The six required and two elective courses are expected to be completed in one year of study.