Program Requirements

The requirements for completion of an AMP in PPE include attaining a 3.0 GPA in eight three-unit graduate courses at or above the 500 curricular level for a total of 30 units.

Students must take the following four classes:

  • PPEL 540: Justice and Welfare
  • PPEL 530: Data Science for PPE
  • PPEL 555: Choice, Evolution, and Institutions
  • PPEL 592: Directed Research

In addition, students will complete six 500-level electives (for full list, see below).

Four courses (including PEMS 540) that satisfy the requirement of the M.A. may also simultaneously satisfy requirements of the B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law.

Elective courses:

  • AREC 512 (3)—Development Economics
  • LAW 519 (3)—The Ethics & Economics of Environmental Policy
  • Philosophy 539 (3)—Decision Theory
  • PPEL 508 (3)—Economics of Gender, Family and Inequality
  • PPEL 506 (3)—Game Theory & Social Contract
  • PPEL 514 (3)—Philosophy of Economics
  • PPEL 520 (3)—Economic Analysis of Law
  • PPEL 537 (3)—Moral & Social Evolution
  • PPEL 560 (3)—Democracy & Social Choice

 

Sample Program Schedule

Year 1, Senior Year

Fall semester

  • PPEL 500-level elective
  • PPEL 496: Capstone

Spring semester

  • PPEL 540: Justice and Welfare
  • PPEL 500-level elective

 

Year 2, Post-baccalaureate Year

Fall semester

  • PPEL 555: Choice, Evolution and Institutions
  • PPEL 530: Data Science for PPE
  • PPEL 500-level elective

Spring semester

  • PPEL 500-level elective
  • PPEL 500-level elective
  • PPEL 500-level elective
  • PPEL 592: Directed research