Hertie School of Governance

Public Policy (MPP), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 8125
    Tuition (Semester)
    8125
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English
    Language
The Hertie School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme offers 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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Hertie School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme offers 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 practice-oriented curriculum of the MPP programme gives students a firm understanding of the international and transnational dimension of policymaking. Students are equipped with the analytical toolkit to evaluate international policies and to manage international organisations. They acquire tools which can be applied to the public, private or civil society sector and at all levels of governance, from local to global. MPP candidates choose between concentrations in policy analysis or management and organization. Policy analysis focuses on methods and tools of analysis such as statistics, econometrics, or behavioural economics. Management and organisation explores competences such as strategy, change management, or organisational design.Graduates gain essential knowledge, academic skills and abilities to enter a career in international politics, administration, business or civil society.

Programme Structure

A cutting-edge programme for tomorrow’s leaders
The MPP is an academically demanding degree programme with a hands-on approach, which prepares students to tackle today’s most pressing policy problems.
Core courses
In the first year, MPP students take courses in economics, political science, statistics, public management, and law. They participate in a project course usually taught together with a public policy institution, designed to confront students with the challenges of a real-world project. Between the first and second year of study, students gain professional experience in a full-time internship in a public policy relevant institution.
Electives
In their second semester, students begin a concentration in either policy analysis or management and organisation. Depending on their chosen concentration, students refine their quantitative and qualitative methods or management competences in the second year of study. They deepen their policy expertise through electives in such areas as European and global governance, economics and finance, welfare and sustainability, innovation and regulation, as well as democractic development.
Master thesis

MPP students complete their degree requirements with a master thesis, which applies the knowledge, concepts and tools they have learned to develop a set of policy recommendations for a concrete policy problem. Students are supported by a thesis colloquium.

Key Concentrations

Specialise in policy analysis or management tools

MPP candidates choose between concentrations in policy analysis or management and organisation in their second semester. They acquire tools which can be applied to the public, private or civil society sector and at all levels of governance, from local to global. Policy analysis focuses on methods and tools of analysis such as statistics, econometrics, or behavioural economics. Management and organisation explores competences such as strategy, change management, or organisational design. In their third and fourth semesters, MPP students attend two concentration-based electives to refine their quantitative analysis or management skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

Academic Requirements

Candidates with an excellent undergraduate degree and a strong motivation to study public policy are invited to apply for the MPP programme.

Application requirements

  • Bachelor (or equivalent) from any disciplinary background
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Academic letters of reference
  • English proficiency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS)

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 8125 International
  • EUR 8125 EEA

Tuition for the entire two-year MIA programme at the Hertie School is €32,500 (€8,125 per semester)

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Funding

Financial aid

The Hertie School offers qualified students scholarships in the form of full or partial tuition waivers. The school also provides advice on acquiring external scholarships and student loans. Most students who require assistance rely on a mixture of tuition waivers, external scholarships, loans and student jobs to finance their studies.

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