Masters Programs in Public Policy

Compare 37 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 are 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 are 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 of Public Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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 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. 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. This innovative, blended curriculum allows graduates to be highly valuable across sectors in the US and around the globe.... [-]


Master Program in Economics of Public Policy

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis [+]

Master program description

 

In 2009, OECD countries used more than 20% of their national incomes for public social spending (pensions, health system, income support and other social programs). Another 5% was spent on public education. These numbers are much larger in some developed countries and fast growing in many developing ones. These are big numbers, and successful public policies can make a difference for the lives of millions.

 

How and why do particular public policies get implemented? How are they designed? How do we know if they work? Why are some policies more successful than others? The Master Program in Economics of Public Policy provides students with theoretical and empirical tools to answer these questions. Our graduates will be prepared to work in leading international organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, consulting companies, research institutions or to pursue a further academic career.... [-]


Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Nankai University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Tianjin

IAPP is an international relations programme with a focus on understanding China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking. [+]

International Affairs and Public Policy is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations. It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted. This programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding. As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective. WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT NANKAI? The Zhou Enlai School of Government that delivers the programme is ranked number 1 in China. As one of the most prestigious schools in China, the Zhou Enlai School of Government is an elite centre for research and teaching in the fields of politics, political science, international relations and Sino-Foreign diplomacy. The school is named after Premier Zhou Enlai, one of China’s most revered leaders of the 20th century, holding the position as Chinese Premier. WHAT WILL I STUDY? Modules will include: - Contemporary Chinese studies... [-]

Negotiation for Public Policy Executive Course

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. [+]

Masters in Public Policy. People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. At the Center for Public Policy and Competitiveness, we teach a negotiation framework that has proved effective both locally and globally. In the current public policy context leaders often need to manage change and this requires incorporating of multiple stakeholders interests which requires excellent negotiation skills. The challenges faced in negotiating with Senators, Governors, Executive Directors and Union staff have one unique technical difficulty- your opponent in one issue may be an ally in the next. Oftentimes public meetings are contentious or participants are deeply divided along issues of resources, values or even identity. Diffusing contentious situations and arriving at a workable solution is both an art and a science that requires a specific set of skills and practice. Individuals involved in analysis, formulation and implementation of public policy need to know the fundamentals of negotiations. They not only need to have the goal in mind, but they must also know how they will achieve the goal. Reaching the goal requires them to know how to say “no” while maintaining a relationship, how to close a deal on time-not too early nor too late, how to present the main interests clearly, how to... [-]

Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy – Mundus MAPP

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

An international public policy program with strong analytical and practical components sponsored by the EU that includes a second year at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Spain) or the University of York (UK). [+]

Established in 2007, the program operates as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program funded by the European Commission.

Mundus MAPP directly responds to the educational needs created by the rapidly changing global environment and new public policy challenges. The program equips graduates with the conceptual knowledge and hard skills that are necessary for understanding and decisively intervening in contemporary transnational policy problems, from climate change to international terrorism or financial regulatory failure. It provides a detailed and systematic understanding of how political institutions, processes and public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels with a direct focus on European engagements at these levels of governance. Inter-disciplinarity and practical application of conceptual knowledge are hallmarks of Mundus MAPP.... [-]


Master in Public Policy & Administration

University of St. Thomas
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years Open Enrollment USA Houston + 1 more

The Master of Public Policy and Administration degree program provides a flexible and high-quality graduate education that prepares students for careers in public service or nonprofit management. [+]

Masters in Public Policy. The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) degree program provides a flexible and high-quality graduate education that prepares students for careers in leadership and management in public service or nonprofit administration. The MPPA provides students with three specific track options in order to tailor the degree to specific student interests and/or needs. These tracks are: Generalist, Public Management, and Public Policy. The Generalist Track is a tailored mix of courses. The Public Management Track emphasizes the fundamentals of Public Administration. The Public Policy Track stresses the interdisciplinary nature of policy analysis. Degree Requirements MPPA students will choose one of three tracks for the MPPA degree: Generalist, Public Management, or Public Policy. Students are required to take 36 credit hours in the program. Thirty-three credit hours will be within the MPPA core and degree tracks. In addition, students must complete either a thesis or a professional report in order to fulfill the requirements for the MPPA degree program. Career Possibilities The MPPA degree will prepare graduates to become managers or analysts at all levels of government – local, state, federal, and international – and in domestic non-profit organizations or international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). In governments, graduates work as managers and analysts in executive agencies, as staff members for legislatures, and as court administrators. Admission Admission decisions are based on a combination of your undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, work history and an essay describing your academic goals and interests. GRE scores are required unless you have... [-]

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. Policy Paper Different from the two-year master’s programs, scholars are not required to write a solid master’s thesis. Instead, they are required to write a policy paper on an important policy-related topic under the supervision of faculty members. This gives the scholars an opportunity to learn how to discuss their policy topic by integrating the concepts and methods that have been acquired during the entire one-year program as well as knowledge developed in their previous professional careers. [-]

Master in Environmental Governance

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Lithuania Vilnius

The aim of the Environmental Governance study programme is to develop competencies in environmental governance and management. The programme covers main environmental study fields. Among others programme includes developing skills in public management, administration, e-governance and public service provision. [+]

Masters in Public Policy. Why this study programme? The aim of the Environmental Governance study programme is to develop competencies in environmental governance and management. The programme covers main environmental study fields. Among others programme includes developing skills in public management, administration, e-governance and public service provision. The programme focuses on providing leadership skills in environmental governance that would help teams in public and non-profit organisations to create greater value for wide range of citizens. Entry requirements Graduates of university bachelor's studies in any study field can apply to this programme; English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates. International mobility possibilities Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a possibility to study at a university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters and do internship in another country. Career prospects Graduates can take up jobs as team leaders, project managers, planning specialists in environmental governance throughout the EU – its member states’ public and non-profit organisations. [-]

Masters in International Policy and Development

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Promote Global Development The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum. Practical Skills for Positive Change The International Policy and Development degree and Master of Public Administration degree share a common faculty and curriculum. Together these two degrees make up the Development Practice and Policy (DPP). DPP gives students the flexibility to explore both areas of study and then choose one at the start of their final semester. Scholarships and Financial Aid To apply for merit or need-based scholarships, submit your online application for the International Policy and Development program by the next priority deadline. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. We don't cap the amount we award, and highly qualified students may receive a merit scholarship covering full tuition. We give preferential scholarship consideration to members and alumni of our partner organizations, such as Peace Corps, Fulbright, JET, AmeriCorps, WorldTeach, and many more. Financial aid is also available, including federal and private loans, work-study, and U.S. veterans' benefits. To apply, visit our Financial Aid section. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Public Policy. 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 programme 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... [-]

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 Concentration Area: Technology and Public Policy The future master concentration area is characterized by the construction of ideas and interdisciplinary research that put... [-]

Master of Applied Policy

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG), is designed for middle-level and senior professionals and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills base and career opportunities. It provides a transdisciplinary basis for understanding policy across these sectors. The course examines the development and implementation of policy in practice; policy research skills and methodologies; the making and evaluation of policy; and program implementation and management. The course is informed by the applied policy and social research experience of the UTS: IPPG with government, industry and community in the Australian context and internationally. [+]

The course is designed to have an applied focus which is theoretically underpinned. The course offers students the opportunity to work across industry sectors on real-world problems and to critically apply their learning to case studies drawn from UTS: IPPG's research program and their own workplaces to innovate solutions. It includes active approaches to learning, including debates, case studies, role plays, group discussions, presentations and guest speakers. All students undertake an individual research project, and gain the necessary knowledge and experience to engage in effective policy development, implementation and evaluation. The course offers a general policy stream focusing on professional practice, as well as major streams in local government studies; urban and regional policy; and social research. The core subjects of the course examine contemporary policy challenges; policy in practice; policy and resources and evidence and decision making. To tailor their course, students can choose their electives from a range of subjects from UTS: IPPG, the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, and the UTS Business School. The course also offers a sub-major in Project Management. The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. Most subjects are offered in flexible mode and delivered in blocks or online for more effective integration of study and work commitments.... [-]