Double Counting of Courses

  • Students cannot double-count courses between their degree core**, and their concentration or specialization. 
  • The double-counting of courses is not permitted in any STEM-eligible program: MPA-DP; Energy & Environment/Data Analytics & Quantitative Analysis; or International Finance & Economic Policy/Data Analytics & Quantitative Analysis
  • Double-counting is allowed between concentrations and specializations (except for STEM programs noted above) at the discretion of the concentration or specialization faculty director. 
Concentration/Specialization Double counting with MIA/MPA core** Double counting between concentration and specialization
Economic and Political Development No Allow up to two courses to be double-counted for an EPD focus area (not core) and for a specialization, except that no more than one EPD focus area course can have a regional or country focus
Energy and Environment No Yes, except for DAQA specialization. EE courses may not double count in the DAQA specialization
Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy No Yes
International Finance and Economic Policy Yes, may double count INAF U6022 if a student has also taken SIPA U6200 Yes, except for DAQA specialization. IFEP courses may not double count in the DAQA specialization
International Security Policy No Yes, up to two courses
Urban and Social Policy No Yes, up to 6-points
Data Analytics and Quantitative Analysis No Yes, except for IFEP and EE concentrations. DAQA courses may not double count in the EE or IFEP concentrations.
Gender and Public Policy No Yes
International Conflict Resolution No Yes, up to two courses
International Organization and UN Studies No Yes
Management No Yes, up to two courses
Technology, Media, and Communications No Yes, up to two courses

**The exception to this policy is courses that fulfill the Interstate Relations requirement in the Masters of International Affairs (MIA) degree may also be counted for concentration or specialization credit.