The Online Certificate in Political Economy at UMass Amherst helps you learn about modern capitalist economies and feasible alternative futures.

Offered by the Department of Economics, the certificate helps you examine the interaction of the economic, political, and cultural features of a society as well as critique the capitalist system using alternative frameworks.

You’ll then choose from a wide range of electives on various economic, political, and social issues, while also engaging with the theme of environment and climate change. Throughout your courses, you’ll consider economics through a variety of lenses, from the mainstream to the unorthodox.

The Online Certificate in Political Economy is open to anyone with a high school education; there are no formal pre-requisites to apply.