2/3/21. Hunter College and the African School of Economics invite applications for admission to their Masters in Economics for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • This Masters is part of the Hunter African School Program to Expand Representation in Economics (HASPERE), a collaborative initiative between to the two schools that aims at training and mentoring talented Black and other minority students.
  • The program is designed to prepare them for acceptance and success in America’s prestigious PhD programs in Economics and Public Policy.
  • Recognizing that some talented students may prefer careers after terminal master’s degrees, the program will provide the flexibility to compete for positions at prestigious firms and organizations.

We plan to have two introductory webinars on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 PM and Monday, February 15th.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (6:00-7:30 PM EST) – Register here.

Monday, February 15, 2021 (6:00-7:30 PM EST) – Register here.

Read more at the webpage here.

To Apply

To apply, follow instructions on the Hunter College Graduate Admissions page to apply for the Masters in Economics and mention HASPERE in your essay.

  • In addition, send a copy of your full application to haspere@africanschoolofeconomics.com
  • Email haspere@africanschoolofeconomics.com with inquiries.

    Additional Information

    – For nearly 150 years, Hunter has opened doors of opportunity for students from all walks of life and racial / ethnic backgrounds, providing an outstanding education in a diverse environment.
    – The African School of Economics, while considerably newer, has already a solid reputation for excellence in training and research in economics and has achieved great success in placing talented African students in top Ph.D. programs.
    – Students in the HASPERE program, anchored by faculty at Hunter and ASE, will also be taught and mentored by leading scholars from Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Princeton and Yale.
    – The formal coursework will culminate in Masters degrees from Hunter College, CUNY and from the African School in Economics (ASE).
    – In addition, participants will receive workshops and research opportunities, including at partner institutions.
    – The curriculum can be completed in 2 years.

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