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MSc Property Rights in Transition

Catalog id : 11.467J / 4.257J / 17.550J
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Online

 Duration
0 Months
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
24070 USD
National
24070 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
Urban studies and planning
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)90
TOEFL-PBT (min)577
GRE (avg)329
GMAT (avg)710

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About this course

This course examines the theories and policy debates over who can own real property, how to communicate and enforce property rights, and the range of liberties that they confer. It explores alternative economic, political, and sociological perspectives of property rights and their policy and planning implications.

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Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Record Examination

Most MIT departments require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and an appropriate Subject Test. page 4 of this booklet for information on the department to which you intend to apply. The fee for the GRE ranges approximately from $160 to $190 US. The General Test is offered only on the computer in the US and in most locations around the world. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year round, and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to maximize your chances of scheduling your preferred test date and time.

International English Language Testing System

IELTS exam measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Test of English as a Foreign Language                

 Students whose native language is not English may take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 577 (233 for computer-based; 90 for internet-based) is required for visa certification. Many departments have higher score requirements.

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Course Modules

Lec #
Topics
Key Dates
1
Introduction to Property Rights Revolutions Around the Globe
 
2
The Naturalness and Unnaturalness of Property: How Do Things Become Owned?
 
3
Commodification: What Properties Can Be Bought and Sold?

Guest Speaker: Carol Rose
 
4
Property Rights Doctrine in Developing Countries: Convergence or Diversity?
 
5
Economic Perspectives of Property Rights
Proposed research topic and bibliography due
6
Legal Frameworks for a Market Economy: Property Rights or Contracts?
 
7
Property Rights Without Law: Alternative Institutions
Research proposal due
8
Property Rights in Action: Empirical Evidence
 
9
Property Rights As a Social Construction: Why and How Do They Change?
 
10
The Tragedy and the Comedy of the Commons: Individual Private Ownership Versus Other Forms
 
11
The Politics and Social Conflict Over Property Rights
 
12
Takings and Givings
Final paper due

Student final paper presentations

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How to Apply

Application form including $75.00 application fee to be paid by credit card.
GRE scores   Have your official scores sent from ETS directly to MIT. The institution code is 3514 and our department code is 2703. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, in order for your application to be reviewed.

For non-native English speakers, either the IELTS (preferred) or TOEFL score is required. Have your official scores sent from either IELTS or ETS directly to MIT. The exam MUST be taken before December 15, 2015, and you must meet the minimum score requirement, in order for your application to be reviewed.

Three letters of recommendation Enter the evaluators’ contact information in this section.  is in your best interest to send the emails out as soon as possible; do not wait to submit the application before sending the emails.  You can later return to this page to see which letters have been submitted.

 

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