The program combines a strong basis in the core subjects of public policy with specialization in selected policy areas. Courses combine analysis and critical thinking with problem-solving. Students work on
both academic research papers and problem-oriented policy briefs, using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Students may choose an area of concentration during the one-year MAPP program. The Areas of Concentration are:
• Media and Communication
• Higher Education Policy
OVERARCHING GOAL OF THE PROGRAM
The overarching aim of the program is to provide students with a solid grounding in key themes of public policy and policy analysis as well as practical and issue-oriented knowledge which will prepare students for their future roles as policy-makers, advisors, and analysts in governmental and non-governmental organizations. Through the courses included in the core curricula, students will gain a detailed and systematic understanding of how policy-making processes are shaped and influenced by both, actors and political institutions, and how public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels.