To earn the Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics and Development Policy (DEDP), students must first earn the MITx MicroMasters credential. The five online courses that make up the online credential cost between $250 to $1000 per course, based on students' ability to pay.

Approximate MIT costs for the in-person component of the degree (the spring and summer semesters) are available below for the 2023 academic year. Please note that these costs are subject to change. To find the most up-to-date tuition costs by semester, please visit the Registrar’s Office website. Students who are admitted to the program will be eligible to apply for financial support through scholarships. Please see below for more information.

Spring 2023 semester tuition: $28,795
Estimated summer 2023 semester tuition (internship): $620
Health insurance: $1,802 (covers spring & summer: 2/1/23-8/31/23)
Estimated living expenses: $25,965
Total: $57,182

Please note living expenses will vary during the summer semester based on internship placement. The above estimates are based on the MIT cost of living during the entire internship placement. Living expenses and health insurance costs will also vary if you are planning to attend the program with dependents/spouse.

The MIT Graduate Admissions website provides information on living expenses (please note that this information is for a 12-month period). This will give a rough estimate of the cost of living for a student and will be helpful to look over if you are bringing a partner or dependents. You can also view the MIT Medical website to give you an idea of costs for student and partner health insurance.

Students who are admitted to the program will be eligible to apply for financial support through scholarships. The Student Financial Services website can also provide additional resources on funding your master’s degree. We recommend exploring the fellowship and scholarship databases available through the Office of Graduate Education website.

Mexican Fund for Development of Human Resources (FIDERH)

As a program on the Mexican central bank's directory of preferred academic programs, any admitted student from Mexico will be eligible for a loan of up to 200,000 MXN through FIDERH with a 12 month grace period following graduation and low or no interest accumulated. Learn more at the FIDERH website.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

To help meet growing demand in sub-Saharan Africa for training and capacity building, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will sponsor seven students from sub-Saharan Africa over the first three years of the master’s program (beginning with the 2020 cohort). Sponsorship includes full coverage of tuition, housing, and healthcare costs, as well as a small living stipend. Read more about scholarship opportunities for learners from sub-Saharan Africa.