Master Public Policy (MPP)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR7375 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR7375 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Berlin, Germany
The Hertie School of Governance offers this Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme to an analytically challenging and problem-oriented education in governance, policy analysis, management and leadership, strengthened by real-world experience in the public and private sectors. It brings together perspectives from economics, political science, law and sociology, and trains students in quantitative and qualitative methodologies.



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.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR7375 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR7375 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Tuition for the two-year MPP and MIA programmes at the Hertie School is currently €29,500 (€7,375 per semester).

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses include
  • Policy Process
  • Public Management I
  • Statistics I
  • Economics I
  • Public Management II
  • Policy Analysis (Statistics II)
  • Law & Governance
  • Project Course
  • Economics II
  • Internship - Summer Break
  • Public Management Elective
  • Policy Analysis Elective
  • Master Thesis Research
  • Master Thesis Colloquium

In addition to their core courses, first year students take two professional development courses which are generally weekend workshops. Examples of workshops include Negotiation Training, Media Skills, Excel or Microsoft Project training. We also offer basic German language courses as professional development courses for those new to the language.

Flexibility in the second year

There is much flexibility for students after their first year of studies. Students can stay in Berlin to build up their network and finish the programme in two years, but they can also extend their studies and gain professional experience. By taking an extended internship or a professional year, students graduate with a degree and additional work experience.

There are also ample opportunities to study abroad for a one semester academic exchange or join a partner institution for the whole second year for a dual degree.


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 in order to be able to register for the MPP programme beginning in September. The main criteria in the admissions process are academic excellence, the candidate's motivation, professional experience, and international experience.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Hertie School of Governance, Germany

Germany The Hertie School of Governance prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The School also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented approach to the School´s teaching and research agenda.