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.
Students attending the Hertie School are encouraged to think about their professional life from the outset of their studies. Our Career Services representatives engage in a dialogue with the students throughout the programme. Students are offered individual career coaching, and they receive training for editing their CV, writing applications, and conducting job interviews.
The MPP curriculum prepares students for a successful entrance to the job market at the intersection of the private, public, and civil society sectors. Hertie School graduates find that the educational experience gained at the School contributes greatly to their ability to deal with the daily challenges in the workplace.
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.
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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