With AUC now in the fold, online learners who complete the MITx MicroMasters in DEDP will be able to earn nine graduate credit hours toward completion of the AUC master's degree in economics in international development in the School of Business, if accepted into the program.
"We are excited that AUC will offer credit towards their own master's programs to students who complete the DEDP MicroMasters credential and pass the AUC admissions process," said Krishna Rajagopal, dean of digital learning at MIT.
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(42) During the first year of the DEDP
, the Secretary was authorized to select up to 15 institutions, systems, or consortia (Section 486).
At first, the DOE resisted a new competition, but in the face of continuing pressure from interested institutions and with support from members of Congress, it decided to reopen the DEDP in September 2003, in order "to increase the diversity of the types of institutions in the program." (See Notice inviting applications for participation in the Distance Education Demonstration Program, www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2003-3/090403c.html.) The DOE noted that, based in part on the experiences of the 1999/2001 participants, it had modified certain of its Title IV rules in November 2002 to ease distance learners' access to federal student aid funds.
These were evaluated by the DEDP staff and by a panel of outside readers over the following month.