M.A. in Public Policy

O.P. Jindal Global University (MA PP)

Accredited degree

Offered by O.P. Jindal Global University

Taught in English

Engage in group discussions with professors and peers

24-36 months

16 courses, estimated 10 hours a week

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

Rs.4,50,000 / $6,000 total cost

Advance your career and make an impact as a public policy expert with a degree from India’s first online public policy master’s program

As a learner in this Master of Arts – Public Policy degree programme, you’ll master the skills to build a successful career in the complex public policy sector. Through an interdisciplinary approach and a special focus on developing economies, you’ll develop the ability to analyse contemporary political, economic, social, and environmental issues with India’s #1 University in Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities (QS University Rankings, 2022).

In this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to choose courses and topics that align with your unique learning and career goals and develop expertise in the areas that are most relevant to your path. Elective options include Economic Policy, Energy, Climate, Analytical Techniques, Health, and more.

The programme is offered by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy​ (JSGP) at O.P. Jindal Global University. For over a decade, JSGP has been teaching the Masters in Public Policy programme on-campus, and as a student in the online counterpart, you’ll benefit from the best practices and pedagogies they’ve developed as leaders in this field. JGU programmes are accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and recognised by the University Grants Commission of India.

As a graduate of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), you’ll be prepared to pursue development and policymaking roles in government, civil services, CSR groups, academia, think tanks, NGOs, media, political organisations, and more.

What makes this Master's degree unique?

Build competency in public and private sectors

In this programme, you’ll build the skills to undertake policy analysis, policy formulation, monitoring, and assessment. With this skill set, you’ll be prepared to pursue career opportunities in both public and corporate careers and be ideally positioned for greater responsibilities in policy making and leadership roles.

Learn from both academic experts and policy practitioners

Programme faculties have served as academics, researchers, and policy practitioners with renowned organizations such as the United Nations, the Ford Foundation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Labour Organization, and the World Bank. You will have an opportunity to interact live with these experts throughout your time in the programme.

Gain real-world policymaking experience

You’ll learn through capstone projects that encourage the practical application of theoretical learnings. Every student is assigned a faculty mentor that will provide supervision of your research project. Jindal School of Government and Public Policy is one of the first public policy schools in India to offer its students the opportunity to work on a capstone project.

Earn your degree without any background in public policy or social sciences

This degree programme encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. You’ll only require an undergraduate degree (in any field or specialisation) from a recognised university in India or abroad.

Applications for Fall 2022 cohort are now open. You can apply here.

The extended application deadline for the Fall cohort starting September 2022 is August 28, 2022 . For applicants who would like to receive an early admissions decision, the deadline to apply is July 15, 2022.

There are two cohorts per year: March and September. Classes for next cohort begin September 1, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact online@jgu.edu.in.

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M.A. in Public Policy

About the Program

Admissions

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in India or abroad. No work experience is required.

Programme

Build your policy analysis, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation skills with the Master of Arts in Public Policy.

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Careers

MPP graduates are equipped to work in development and public policy organisations, CSR initiatives, academic institutions, think tanks, NGOs, media and political organizations.

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Student Experience

Develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, receive exposure to the real-world policy making process, and enhance your managerial skills through project work.

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About the University

JGU is India's No. 1 ranked private university and India's No. 1 ranked university dedicated to social sciences, arts and humanities (QS World University Rankings 2021).

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Aug24

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Aug28

Application deadline (extended)

Sep1

Classes start for Fall 2022 cohort

Importance of Public Policy practitioners

Importance of Public Policy practitioners

M.A. Public Policy programme equips students to perform effectively in complex policy environments. It is interdisciplinary in approach and enables students to address contemporary political, economic and social issues in a coherent and comprehensive manner. This programme imparts a strong training, in theory, covering key literature and debates. Students develop quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, receive an exposure to the real-world policy making process, and enhance their managerial skills.

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