M.A. in Public Policy

O.P. Jindal Global University (MA PP)



The M.A. in Public Policy uses an interdisciplinary approach to study and analyse contemporary political, economic, and social issues in a comprehensive manner. The curriculum is carefully structured to impart strong training in policy theory, covering key literature and policy debates. You will develop and build on your quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and receive exposure to the real-world policy making and related management process. The curriculum comprises foundational, essential, and elective courses. Each course accounts for five credits. These, along with a solo project which account for eight credits , add up to the total credit requirement for the degree.

Elective Courses

The M.A. in Public Policy Online programme allows you to acquire a major or a minor concentration for your master's degree. To qualify for a major concentration, you must complete three elective courses and for the minor concentration two elective courses, in a chosen field. Students are required to opt for five electives which will fall under the following specialisations.

Public Policy Electives (to get a minor specialisation in Public Policy)

  • Complexity and Public Policy
  • Democratic Governance
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of Reforms and Regulations
  • Environmental Issues, Policies and Practice
  • Identity and Policy
  • Introduction to Health Policy
  • Urbanisation and Development

Flexible elective options (to get a minor specialisation in International Relations, Security & Strategy)

  • International Relations Theory
  • Law and Ethics in International Relations
  • Climate Change, Migration and Human Security
  • Negotiating and Resolving International Conflicts
  • Foreign Policy of Great, Middle and Small Powers

The list of electives will be expanded gradually.

Pre-session Courses

  • Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Crisis Management
  • Ethics in Public Policy
  • Essence of Leadership
  • Introduction to Academic Writing

Foundation Courses

  • Economics in Public Policy
  • Society and Public Policy (An introduction to public policy and the idea of social transformation)
  • Law and Policy
  • Statistics (optional)

Essential Courses

  • Gender and Development
  • International Organisations and Policy Regimes
  • Qualitative Analysis and Survey Design
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Program Design and Evaluation
  • Public Finance
  • Statistical Methods and Data Analysis

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Documents Required

  1. Academic History - Degree Certificate or Consolidated Transcript
  2. Valid ID Card -
  • Indian learners: Aadhar Card / Passport / PAN Card / Voter ID Card
  • International learners: Passport / Govt. Issued ID Card

Programme Schedule

The programme is offered in 2 cohorts: Spring (March) and Fall (September). Applications for Fall '24 are now live!

Important Dates (Fall 2024)

  • Applications Open: 22nd March '24
  • Deadline to submit applications: 30th April '24

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