As one of the developing countries, Ethiopia desperately needs qualified human power that comprehends and analyses development issues in the country.  Towards this end, well-designed and focused post-graduate programs in development issues should be addressed to the growing number of degree graduates in the country.

Technical analysis of developing economies in general and Ethiopia in particular is an essential part of continuing development. Specialized courses in development theory, development policy and econometrics will hone candidate’s analytic, technical and research skills as one prepares for his/her career in the industry.

This program provides students with a high quality academic training in development economics using contemporary theory in the economic sciences to understand the processes, policy and practice of development. The necessary technical and applied skills provided with the course enables the graduates to engage in different sectors that give them a chance to meaningfully contribute to the development of the country.

Who Should Apply

The master's in Development Economics is designed for those who are looking to enter or advance in Economics. Ideally, applicants will have sufficient education and work experience in Economics as well as a desire to learn more about Economic Analysis, Economic Research, and Development among others.


Any aspiring candidate who has successfully completed his/her first degree (BA/BSc) in Economics, Agricultural Economics, or other closely related fields who have taken core courses (Microeconomics or Macroeconomics) from recognized higher institute with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 can apply. But, students are subject to other criteria such as passing an entrance exam, and years of work service.


Two years with one year for course studies. At the end of second year, students will submit dissertation on a topic within Development Economics. This is one full unit towards the degree and is compulsory.