Central European University, School of Public Policy

Introduction

Our faculty include top researchers andpractitioners with extensive experience in the not-for-profit, public, and privatesectors. Their expertise enriches the classes they teach on a wide range ofpublic policy topics including development, human rights, media, and governance.

SPP is home to two policy centers: theCenter for Media, Data and Society, and the ShattuckCenter on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery thatprovide students with valuable opportunities to engagewith practitioners and participate in projects; and tothe Global Policy Academy that organizes certificatecourses that are open primarily to policymakers.

SPP equips students with policy knowledge,analytical frameworks, qualitative and quantitative skills,and practical experiences to make a positive differencein the world. Our alumni work for intergovernmentalorganizations, private sector firms, leading non-profitand advocacy organizations, national agencies,governments and top universities.

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Programs

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Master

MA in Public Policy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 Administration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) offers a two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program that develops graduates with the knowledge base and applied skills to critically engage with policy processes and debates, the methods and training to promote and advocate for evidenced-based policy, and a practitioner's perspective that enables them to move from "contemplation to application." [+]

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) offers a two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program that develops graduates with the knowledge base and applied skills to critically engage with policy processes and debates, the methods and training to promote and advocate for evidenced-based policy, and a practitioner's perspective that enables them to move from "contemplation to application." This integrated and experiential approach to teaching and learning positions SPP MPA graduates to make a difference in the world of public policy in a period of rapid change, increased complexity, and heightened contestation.

The principal learning goals of the MPA program are for students to achieve and demonstrate an advanced ability to:... [-]


Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy – Mundus MAPP

Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2017 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.... [-]


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School of Public Policy at CEU

Address Central European University Nador u. 9 1051
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Website http://spp.ceu.edu/
Phone +36 1 327 3000