The Hertie School of Governance's Master of Public Policy is a practically oriented programme that prepares students to take the lead at the interface of the private, public and civil society sectors. The programme attracts students from a wide array of academic backgrounds from over 40 countries. Students receive training in political science, economics, law, public management, and statistical methods. In addition to these core foundations, students learn to apply their knowledge through contemporary case studies that equip them to develop policy recommendations for real-world policy challenges. Graduates find employment in national and international government, civil society organisations as well as in consultancies or the governmental affairs departments of large corporations.
MPP graduates become part of the Hertie School alumni network. Alumni are an excellent resource for current students, as they report about their professional life, contribute to the curriculum, or offer internship opportunities. The Hertie School actively supports these connections and involves MPP alumni in various ways in the School's academic life and professional relations. The Hertie School community is a means of establishing important, lifelong connections, both social and professional.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
In their first semester at the Hertie School, MPP students take foundational courses in economics, statistics, public management, governance and policy processes.
In their second semester, MPP students choose between two concentrations: policy analysis or public management. Students attend a second statistics course or a second management course, depending on their concentration. In addition, they deepen their knowledge in economics and attend a course on law and governance in the second semester. They also participate in a practice-oriented project course that confronts students with the challenges of a real-world policy project.
Students complete a summer internship between their first and second years. Alternatively, they are offered the opportunity to gain even more substantial work experience during a professional year. The Hertie School has established relationships with a range of institutions.
In their third and fourth semesters, students choose two electives in their respective area of concentration to refine their quantitative analysis or management skills. They choose four courses from a portfolio of electives that includes global and European governance, political economy, welfare and sustainability, innovation and regulation, or ethics and democracy. At the same time, they write a Master's thesis and apply the knowledge, concepts, and tools they have learned to a concrete policy problem and develop a set of policy recommendations.
Applicants must have at least completed an undergraduate degree (BA or its international equivalent) and must be fluent in English. If you are not yet in possession of your first degree certificate, please indicate when you will receive it on the online application form. You must have completed all of your academic coursework and exams by 31 August 2016 in order to be able to register for the MPP programme beginning in September 2016. The main criteria in the admissions process are academic excellence, the candidate's motivation, professional experience, and international experience.
No work experience is required.
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