The objectives of the MPPA program is to equip future leaders with the conceptual framework and the specific skills needed to be effective and innovative policy makers and administrators in various spheres of governance within governmental, regional, international and multinational institutions through structural course work, internship and research addressing public policy and administration issues in the region.
All applicants must satisfy the university’s graduate admission requirements and have two or more years of relevant professional experience.
Students seeking the degree of Master of Public Policy and Administration must complete a minimum of 27 credit hours and a maximum of 33 credit hours plus a thesis. Students opting not to write a thesis must complete 6 additional credit hours of course work in lieu of thesis. The program core consists of 7 courses that have to be taken by all students. Students with adequate preparation in Public Policy and Administration could be exempted from up to 6 cr. hr. of the program core. Students should concentrate in one of four areas (Urban Policy, Public Policy in Islam, Public Policy for Innovation and Technological Development, Public Administration).
The two other concentrations in Public Policy in Islam and Public Policy for Innovation and Technology Development will be introduced in phases II and III of program implementation, respectively.
The comprehensive examination is written and may be supplemented by an oral examination.
Students are normally required to write a thesis on some aspect of public policy. Students who do not intend to seek accreditation by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities may take two courses in lieu of the thesis requirement.