The Objective of the Program
The objective of the program is to provide professional and theoretical knowledge and methodological tools for understanding political, economic, social, and legal aspects of public policy and the interrelations between them. The program is designed to develop students’ analytical abilities for the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and prepare graduates to fill senior staff positions in the public sector, non-profit sector and private sector.
Students applying for the Master’s Program must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree with a final grade of 80 or higher. This is a minimum requirement for applying but does not guarantee acceptance. Priority will be given in accordance with the following considerations:
- Degrees in specifically relevant fields for the Department of Public Policy (social sciences, behavioral sciences, business administration, economics and law)
- Personal interview
- Application in accordance with the registration period and denoting The Department of Public Policy as a first preference.
Two tracks are offered:
- Non-thesis track
- Thesis track
The Duration of the Program
The Master’s degree is a two-year program. Students completing the thesis track may choose to extend their studies by one year and in exceptional circumstances by a second year. Students completing the non-thesis track may extend their studies only in exceptional circumstances by one year. Extensions are subject to approval by the Teaching Committee of the Faculty. Each additional year of studies beyond the standard program duration will incur “delayed learning fees” in addition to regular tuition, in accordance with tuition regulations.
Fundamentals of Economics - 4 semester credit hours - are offered in the first semester of the degree within the department.
Introduction to Statistics - a preparatory course offered prior to the start of the academic year.
Students who have already completed these courses who would like to request an exemption are required to fill out the "Request Form for Recognition of Coursework" which can be found on the faculty website as well as the department office. Requests should be accompanied by an original transcript and a syllabus of the course. It is recommended to submit the application before the start of the school year.