The Master of Science curriculum consists of ten core courses, including two mentored research workshops and a policy seminar, and six electives. Students complete most of their required courses in the first year. In their second year, students undertake a year-long research project under the direction of one of the Levy Institute’s core teams, culminating in a thesis. The following is the course of study (core courses are those that are listed by name).
MS Program Courses
A crucial component of the Levy MS is the extensive research training in the second year of the program. MS candidates, working under the close supervision of program faculty, apply their course work to an active research project culminating to the MS thesis. The research training is designed to help candidates hone their skills and deepen their substantive knowledge in one of the five concentrations offered by the program.
The MS Thesis
The MS thesis is completed in the second year of the program and must be original work linked to some aspect of the student’s research.