Masters Programs in Public Policy

Compare 26 Masters Programs in Public Policy

Public Policy

Public policy refers to a principled guide on all actions taken by all administrative sections of a state concerning various issues so as to fit with the customs and laws. Amongst the many degrees offered on Public Policy, a Master of Public Policy degree is a postgraduate course for training and evaluation on all policy issues. Masters degree in Public Policy is offered by recognized universities internationally to provide skills, knowledge and training on matters of public policy. It has a focus on the analysis of issues concerning public policy in a systematic manner. The degree exposes professionals to the right way of making decisions on such cases.

Master of Public Policy is a degree program that entails understanding the role of both political and economic factors to effectively make decisions for public interest. The skills learned are applicable in a number of sectors internationally, regionally and even at local levels. A Masters degree in Public Policy is what public office holders and administrators should take to shape their careers as well leadership capacities. The program is aimed at providing an in-depth know how on democratic policy making for the interest of the public. This goes on to include the dynamic governance nature as well as the theoretical and practical questions in regards to the future state’s role. The career opportunities presented after the completion of this course are vast and available internationally.

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Master of Public Policy

Victoria University of Wellington, Business School
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 New Zealand Wellington

Give yourself the opportunity to get a high-level overview of the latest public sector developments and insights. You'll develop your abilities, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding, challenge your thinking—and increase your employability. [+]

Fast-track your career in policy

Policy-makers create strategic and operational policies that make life better — locally, nationally and internationally.

Give yourself the opportunity to get a high-level overview of the latest public sector developments and insights. You'll develop your abilities, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding, challenge your thinking — and increase your employability.

You'll study at the School of Government, learning to help decision makers get the best outcomes in environmental, economic and social areas. Find out about the machinery of government and get the skills to design, evaluate and put in place strategic and operational policies that improve our lives.... [-]


Master of Public Policy (MPP)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 months September 2018 USA San Diego

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond. Our faculty is go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences. [+]

The MPP is a two-year, full-time professional degree program. Constructing the scaffolding for policymaking in a global context is the critical component of the MPP. It will prepare students with the skills needed to compare best practices in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and beyond.

Our faculty is go-to experts for the public, private and intergovernmental sectors, creating design and evaluation methodology of public policy around the globe. The MPP degree combines this social science policy expertise with our campus strengths in STEM and health sciences.

Program Overview

The MPP requires 92 units for completion. All students take eight required core courses in their first year and a capstone research seminar in the second. Students must choose a minimum of one area of specializations. Although proficiency in a foreign language is not required, 24 units may be counted toward the degree as long as the language matches an elective regional or country specialization.... [-]


Master in Public Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals. [+]

1-year Master for mid-career professionals

The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals.

Objectives

The programme focuses on policy design and implementation as well as on the management of public affairs and introduces participants to real-world policy problems. Graduates will be equipped with new skills to navigate between local and global perspectives, and from public-private partnerships to international organisations and civil society. In particular, the MPA will:... [-]


Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MS-DSPP)

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington DC

The Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MS-DSPP) is a joint degree offered by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Graduate Analytics program combining the historic strengths of McCourt’s public policy analysis curriculum with the cutting-edge computational, mathematical, statistical methods training of Georgetown’s Analytics program. [+]

An advanced degree for recent college graduates and professionals who are interested in developing technical data skills for public sector work.

From our smartphones and our credit cards; to our tweets and our cars - data are everywhere and in everything. Even in power lines, airports and the roads we drive on, data exist in places that we wouldn’t even think of.

The smart and intentional application of these data could allow us to make better public policy decisions, find patterns, and more effectively deliver critical services like healthcare, education and national security. In governments around the world and in the nonprofit and private sectors, the demand for data analysts, scientists, and data-savvy managers is increasing quickly.... [-]


Master of International Policy and Practice

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. [+]

NOTE: If you are interested in studying this program online, scroll down to the next section of this program description for more information. Preparing professionals for 21st-century challenges

The demands of globalization are dramatically changing career and employment practices for individuals and organizations in international affairs. Professionals who want to excel in the international arena must have knowledge of international economic, political and social trends. They must possess the analytical and management skills necessary to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues, and the ability to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings.

The Elliott School's Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) program helps international professionals develop these highly marketable skills. This flexible degree program prepares mid-career professionals for the challenges of globalization by combining rigorous academic training with the development of valuable career-enhancing skills. The program covers relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues.... [-]


Master of Public Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Canberra

This degree examines the processes, institutions and practices of public policy. It is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a career in, or currently working in, public policy within or outside of government. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research. [+]

This degree examines the processes, institutions and practices of public policy. It is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a career in, or currently working in, public policy within or outside of government. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research.

The degree also equips students with important skills for analysing and researching public policy and communicating persuasively on policy-relevant matters. Through interactive and case-based teaching, students debate and reflect on the challenges of governing public policy in a dynamic, interconnected, global and increasingly digital world. Designed and taught by world-class public policy scholars from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, this Masters degree equips graduates for successful and productive careers in public policy.... [-]


Master of Public Policy

Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Erfurt

The Brandt School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a two-year interdisciplinary degree program designed for young academics and professionals who wish to pursue a career in public service, including government agencies, international organizations, and the non-profit sector. [+]

Master of Public Policy

The Brandt School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a two-year interdisciplinary degree program designed for young academics and professionals who wish to pursue a career in public service, including government agencies, international organizations, and the non-profit sector. The MPP program equips future decision-makers with the knowledge and practical skills they will need to advance the public interest and make sound policy decisions.

Drawn from political science, economics, sociology, public administration and law, the MPP curriculum builds the skills and knowledge base required of a professional policy analyst. It includes courses in political and economic analysis, statistics, public management, and ethics. Throughout the coursework, research and field experience, students develop their understanding of the policy process and the institutions and actors involved in that process.... [-]


MA in Public Policy

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) offers a one-year Master of Arts in Public Policy (one-year MAPP) degree program that seeks to provide students a solid foundation in theories, which contribute to our understanding of the design, development, and reform of public policies in different institutional contexts, and at various levels of governance. [+]

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) offers a one-year Master of Arts in Public Policy (one-year MAPP) degree program that seeks to provide students a solid foundation in theories, which contribute to our understanding of the design, development, and reform of public policies in different institutional contexts, and at various levels of governance.

The one-year MAPP program provides students with a solid grounding in key themes of public policy and policy analysis as well as practical and issue-oriented knowledge that will prepare students for their future roles as policy-makers, advisors, and analysts in governmental and non-governmental organizations. Through the courses included in the mandatory core curriculum, students will gain a detailed and systematic understanding of how policy-making processes are shaped and influenced by both actors and political institutions, and how public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels. The principal learning goals of the one-year MAPP program are for students to achieve and demonstrate an advanced ability to:... [-]


Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy.

Curriculum

The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas.... [-]


International Master of Public Administration and Policy

Renmin University
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2018 China Beijing

The School of Public Administration and Policy (SPAP) at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a leading institution of public administration and policy education in the People’s Republic of China. [+]

Program Description The School of Public Administration and Policy (SPAP) at Renmin University of China (RUC) is a leading institution of public administration and policy education in the People’s Republic of China. It consists of 3 academic departments (public administration, urban planning and management, and land and real estate management) offering Bachelor degree-and 6 institutes (Institute of Public Organization and Human Resources, Quantitative Analysis in Public Administration, and Non-Profit Organization) offering Master and Ph.D degrees. The areas of concentration include but are not limited to: public administration, land and real estate management, urban planning and management, public finance and public policy, social security, social medicine and health management, public organization and human resources, economics of real estate and labor economics. The School is host of a national-level postdoctoral research station, and the Secretariat of National MPA Education Steering Committee. Need to learn of the rapid development of China? Want to get a timing understanding of the new economic giant? IMPA program is offered by the top school in public administration in China at Renmin University of China in Beijing. The program is designed specially for foreign applicants who need to or expect to work on jobs related to China issues. The teaching faculty consists of most experienced professors with both China dn Western education backgrounds from Renmin University, other top universities in China and other countries. Scholarships are available and tuition are affordable. Eligibility Foreign nationals, Bachelor degree or above, with recommendations of two associate professors or higher, providing a... [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Denver

The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly. [+]

The master's of public policy (MPP) is a 60-hour, two-year program. The MPP gives you the opportunity to analyze, create, and articulate innovative public policies responsive to the most challenging issues facing this nation, while respecting and supporting your passion to serve responsibly.

Master of public policy students must complete:

7 core courses (28 total hours) 6 Great Issues Forums (12 total hours) Policy Memorandum (4 hours) 16 hours of elective credit

The required courses build a broad perspective of policy while giving students the capabilities for strong analysis and quantitative skill. In addition, MPP students are encouraged to pursue customized concentrations.... [-]


MPhil in Public Policy

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus September 2018 Hong Kong

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program aims to train students in original research in public policy and to cultivate independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in public policy research and formulation. [+]

Global policy challenges such as aging, climate change, economic crises, and terrorism call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes, and programs have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (P.POL.) and the Institute for Public Policy (I.P.P.) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally.... [-]


Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Collegio Carlo Alberto
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Turin

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. [+]

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's program, open to students with a second cycle degree or one-long cycle degree in social sciences(including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level.

MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English.

MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of:

globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level; European Governance and the politics of European policymaking welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective; current socioeconomic and demographic change trends; the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe. ... [-]

Masters In Society, Technology And Public Policy

Grupo Tiradentes
Campus Full time March 2018 Brazil Aracaju

The Master in Society, Technology and Public Policy includes a number of human, technological and applied social sciences, combining perspectives that are not met in other disciplinary courses and supported in other areas as engineering and public health. [+]

O Master in Society, Technology and Public Policy It includes a number of human, technological and applied social sciences, combining perspectives that are not met in other disciplinary courses and supported in other areas as engineering and public health. The range of proposed courses and seminars covers the areas of Urban and Regional Planning, Law, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, Architecture, Public Administration, Social Services, Public Health, Communication, Production Engineering, Nutrition, Environmental Management and Heritage Cultural.

Goals provide a multidisciplinary training in the field of Social and Human Sciences with emphasis on the relations between individuals, groups, political institutions and socio-cultural dynamics from the conceptual crisscross in different disciplinary skills; promote academic training that takes teaching and research as inseparable activities and multiple and complex nature of the problems that cross and move the social and cultural field; promote the construction of knowledge required to perform the analysis of social phenomena, environmental, political and cultural, through consistent link between theory, research, practice and social commitment combined with a critical training for the exercise of transforming professional practice; train, educate and support the academic community and public officials to promote integrated geared joint for effectiveness and efficiency of public and private organizations through the appropriate troubleshooting and generation / application innovation processes; Empower teachers to operate in higher education, research institutes and technical and scientific advisors. RESEARCH LINES ... [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Washington DC

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is the recognized professional degree in the field of public policy analysis. The MPP degree provides students with education and training that prepares them for opportunities in professional positions in a wide variety of organizations, including federal, state, and local governments, private business, research institutes, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, community advocacy groups, foundations, and professional and trade associations. [+]

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is the recognized professional degree in the field of public policy analysis. The MPP degree provides students with education and training that prepares them for opportunities in professional positions in a wide variety of organizations, including federal, state, and local governments, private business, research institutes, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, community advocacy groups, foundations, and professional and trade associations.

Public policy education at GW provides students with the ability to think clearly and analytically about social and economic problems and public policy. Students not only learn the basic analytical and methodological tools to engage in policy analysis; they also develop an understanding of the political processes through which policy is made and the social, economic and historical context in which problems arise and are addressed. Each student chooses a policy field that serves as an area in which he/she can apply these skills and gain substantive knowledge. However, the program is a generalist rather than highly specialized; it provides students with the ability to quickly and successfully come to grips with policy problems across a wide range of issues.... [-]