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Master Program in Public Policy

Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Starting Date: Sep.2024
Application Deadline: Mar 11, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 40,000 per year
Application Fee:
250 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: Other

Program Objectives

This program is open to fresh university graduates as well as the experienced professionals and the government officials from different countries, and is designed to train those students in the field of public affairs, public administration, and public policy.

Students are expected to complete the program full time over 2 years. The academic year usually starts from the second week of September and ends in early July the next year.The first year is for full time course-work,and the second year is for the thesis writing and thesis defense.

The program aims to

-1.provide students with an opportunity to develop functional expertise, strategic perspectives, and public policy management tools that they require to operate effectively in a changing public policy environment or to understand such an environment. students to learn both the successes and failures in China’s public policy making and management, and therefore to understand more about how to manage political, economic and social development in developing countries.

3.introduce students the techniques of policy analysis and program evaluation to resolve complex multi-dimensional policy challenges, as well as sharpen their leadership and communication skills.
Program Structure


The language of instruction is English. Classes will incorporate a mix of lectures, seminars, case discussions, tutorials, presentations and so on. Upon application, students could also choose some courses taught in Chinese.

Program Structure:

The program is comprises of two components

- Taught Component (10 courses: 7 compulsory, 3 optional)
- Thesis Component (20,000 words)


Master Thesis

Students are expected to bring specific research questions concerning public policy and management to the program, as a part of thesis research preparation. Towards the end of the first semester, a number of faculty members from the school will be invited as potential thesis supervisors, and the school will make arrangement for students to choose their supervisors. The thesis is expected to combine theoretical perspectives, analytical skills and practical experiences of public management, and aiming at solving practical problems. Students must pass oral exam for the thesis.

Degree Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete 30 credits worth of coursework and a master thesis and thesis defense within the required time period. After meeting the above requirements and with the approval of University Degree Committee, the master degree of Management in Public Policy will be awarded.


The total tuition for the whole program is 80,000 RMB, which should be one off payment. The fee for extension of study is 2,500 RMB per semester.

Application Deadline

All the application materials must be received by us before March 11th, 2013. Any late applications will not be considered.


The eligibility of all the applicants will be assessed according to the requirements by the School of Government. The Offer Letter will be sent out in late June 2013.


1.Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport or permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan, under the age of 45, have attained a Bachelor’s degree or above.

2. Applicants who are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not in English are required to take an appropriate English Language Proficiency Test and in general achieve a sufficient score, such as,

TOEFL  627 or better (Paper Based Test)

TOEFL 263 or better in CBT (with at least 5.0 in TWE).

TOEFL - iBT 107 or better

IELTS 7.0 or better ( with at least 7.0 in Writing)

1.Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2.Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.Master's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.
If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.Transcript of postgraduate school

5.Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

6.photocopy of awards certificate
If applicable

7.Study plan
Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.

8.English proficiency test certificate
For example, IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.