close

Filters

See Results

21 MSc Programs in Public Policy

A Master of Science (MSc) degree can be the perfect way to continue education post-graduation. This degree generally involves intensive research, giving students the hands-on experience necessary for success in the professional world. Earning this degree can widen job prospects or advance existing careers. What is an MSc in Public Policy? The core classes give students a solid understanding of so… Read more

A Master of Science (MSc) degree can be the perfect way to continue education post-graduation. This degree generally involves intensive research, giving students the hands-on experience necessary for success in the professional world. Earning this degree can widen job prospects or advance existing careers.

What is an MSc in Public Policy? The core classes give students a solid understanding of social science research methods and how to apply them to public policy. Students analyze theoretical, ethical, and practical issues with conducting research, as well as assess existing concepts, approaches, and contemporary advances. Philosophical, quantitative, and qualitative methods of obtaining information are addressed. Pupils have the opportunity to take elective classes to specialize in anything from green politics to feminism. A dissertation is required along with core and optional classes.

The degree provides people with the skills to advance to a PhD program or obtain a variety of different private and public sector jobs. Part-time schooling can help employees become more efficient and competent at their existing jobs, which may lead to promotions in the future. 

The cost of attending a university for an MSc degree differs significantly depending on the school and the country. To find a program that fits a certain budget, students should look at university websites and contact the ones that interest them for specific details on the fees.

Those armed with an MSc in Public Policy can pursue jobs concerning the local and national government. Graduates can also take positions in the fields of public service, foreign policy, and even economics. With a specialized interest, people can work as urban planners, political scientists, legislators, economic advisors, program managers, counterterrorism analysts, and more.

If you want to keep up your education after graduation but have a lot on your plate already, online programs can offer the flexibility and time you need to complete an MSc while maintaining your other responsibilities. Sift through our university listings to find a school that meets your criteria. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

Read Less
Other options within this field of study: 
format_list_bulleted Filters
Queen Mary Online
London, United Kingdom

The Online MSc in International Public Policy combines the specific theories, concepts and cases of public policy with international relations studies to ensure you gain a fir ... +

The Online MSc in International Public Policy combines the specific theories, concepts and cases of public policy with international relations studies to ensure you gain a firm grasp of the decision-making and implementation processes involved in international public policy. During this course, you'll explore the development, possibilities and limitations of international policy-making, including cooperation issues, the impact of international law and norms, and the role of international organisations and non-state stakeholders in policy-making. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding o ... +

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap and inform policy while providing insight into how policy is implemented and affects environmental outcomes. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online
 
The New School

The New School's Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy challenges you to develop innovative solutions for the world’s thorniest challenges, which are increasingly urban ... +

The New School's Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy challenges you to develop innovative solutions for the world’s thorniest challenges, which are increasingly urban and global. Our community of scholars examine today’s urban policy issues in real time and design creative solutions, all while working closely with policymakers in government agencies and nonprofit organizations. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
16 - 42 months
English
Campus
 

Earn a scholarship worth up to $10,000

Discover the options our scholarship can give you.
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

The Master in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies teaches the roots of modern welfare states, the manifold effects they have on societies, and the main pressures and ... +

The Master in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies teaches the roots of modern welfare states, the manifold effects they have on societies, and the main pressures and challenges they face in an aging, globalizing, migrating and robotizing world. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Danish
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Tufts University - School of Engineering
Medford, USA

Integrate technology and policy at Tufts and focus on international issues and responses in a wide variety of in-depth cybersecurity policy focus areas, ranging from developme ... +

Integrate technology and policy at Tufts and focus on international issues and responses in a wide variety of in-depth cybersecurity policy focus areas, ranging from development to national security. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
15 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

Public policy theories are paired with engineering, science, and technology to prepare graduates to make significant contributions to the formation of effective policy in area ... +

Public policy theories are paired with engineering, science, and technology to prepare graduates to make significant contributions to the formation of effective policy in areas that include the environment, transportation, science, and emerging technological and scientific developments. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Carnegie Mellon University in Australia
Adelaide, Australia

Welcome to the future of public policy practice, a future where long-standing techniques of policy analysis meet the power of big data and new capabilities in policy analytics ... +

Welcome to the future of public policy practice, a future where long-standing techniques of policy analysis meet the power of big data and new capabilities in policy analytics. Carnegie Mellon University in Australia has designed a new program that combines its rigorous public policy syllabus with its leading-edge courses in information technology and management. -
MSc
Full-time
21 months
English
Campus
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning prepares students for careers in policy, science, and research in the environmental sector.

The M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning prepares students for careers in policy, science, and research in the environmental sector. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
Fort Lauderdale, USA

NSU's online Master of Science in Law and Policy provides a robust practical education for working professionals seeking to better understand how laws and regulations affect t ... +

NSU's online Master of Science in Law and Policy provides a robust practical education for working professionals seeking to better understand how laws and regulations affect their fields of expertise. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Jun 2021
Online
 
Corvinus University of Budapest
Budapest, Hungary

This course enables you to analyze different issues of public policy and public administration at a professional level, as it will provide you with an understanding of the pri ... +

This course enables you to analyze different issues of public policy and public administration at a professional level, as it will provide you with an understanding of the principles and methods of modern public policy and management. You will be able to take part in two double degree programs, one in Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, or another one at the University of Palermo in Palermo, Italy. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Hertie School
Berlin, Germany

The Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS) brings together passionate students from both technical and social science backgrounds to deepen their analytical skills and ... +

The Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS) brings together passionate students from both technical and social science backgrounds to deepen their analytical skills and develop an in-depth understanding of the policy world. During this two-year master's they learn how to leverage algorithmic decision-making to tackle some of the most complex challenges of our time with data-driven solutions. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This programme is designed for recent graduates with first degrees in political science, public administration, economics, accounting and finance, sociology, and other social ... +

This programme is designed for recent graduates with first degrees in political science, public administration, economics, accounting and finance, sociology, and other social science subjects. The programme is also designed for individuals who already work in government or the public sector more generally, and who aim to strengthen their knowledge, capabilities and skills to improve career prospects. This programme aims to provide: 1) a deeper comprehensive knowledge set of theories on public policy, public management and public financial management; 2) a clear understanding of major contemporary issues in public policy, public management and public financial management across countries in the world, 3) distinguishing capacity to analyse, assess and explain salient topics in public policy, public management and public financial management and 4) Enhanced capacity to argue and communicate effectively about choices in the domains of public policy, public management and public financial management. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
27 Sep 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Chicago, USA

The Master of Science in Civic Analytics is a first of its kind degree that combines study in civic technology and data analytics for those in the government and nonprofit sec ... +

The Master of Science in Civic Analytics is a first of its kind degree that combines study in civic technology and data analytics for those in the government and nonprofit sectors. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the areas of applied statistics, geospatial applications, and data visualization, but balanced with traditional core subjects in public policy. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This course provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. It’s ideal for those wanting professional skills to bec ... +

This course provides rigorous training in the analytical frameworks and methods required in the study of public policy. It’s ideal for those wanting professional skills to become a policy practitioner, analyst or to proceed to a PhD. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University Bocconi
Milan, Italy +1 More

This MSc aims to provide advanced education in Political Science and the topics of public policy analysis. Students will understand the complex political, economic and social ... +

This MSc aims to provide advanced education in Political Science and the topics of public policy analysis. Students will understand the complex political, economic and social dynamics of the modern world, how national and international institutions deal with them and how to act in such contexts. They will acquire advanced training in the methods of analysis and study of both public policies and the institutions which lead the decision-making process. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

TIP! If you represent a school and want to add your programs to our listings, contact us here