Hertie School of Governance

Public Policy (MPP), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English
The Hertie School’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) programme at Hertie School of Governance 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.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


It brings together perspectives from economics, political science, law and sociology, and trains students in quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

A cutting-edge programme for tomorrow’s leaders 

The Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Hertie School of Governance is an academically demanding degree programme with a hands-on approach, which prepares students to tackle today’s most pressing policy problems.

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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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 Year

  • EUR 16250 International
  • EUR 16250 EU/EEA


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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