Master in Public Policy

Program objectives 

The Master in Public Policy offers an excellent education to students who wish to pursue a wide variety of careers, at the intersection of the public and private sectors as well as local, national, European and international organisations.  It offers:

  • multidisciplinary core curriculum courses on European affairs
  • eleven policy streams
  • a Public Innovation Laboratory 
  • dual degrees
  • a unique international environment thanks to the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), which brings together students from 50 different countries
  • a PrepaConcours that springs from a long tradition of excellence and prepares students for one of the fifteen examinations of the French and European senior civil service. As part of their curriculum, students can also take classes towards the Administrator examination (AD5, AD7), organised by EPSO, by taking courses at the CPCE (Centre de préparation aux concours européens).

Structure of the Curriculum

Each student chooses a policy stream, taught in French or English, and follows a two-year curriculum that gives him/her access to:

  • Core courses offering multidisciplinary skills in economics, law, public policy, management and leadership as well as ethics and digital humanities;
  • mandatory courses related to each stream to enhance professional skills in the chosen field of expertise;
  • our Public Innovation Laboratory to develop its practical expertise, based on case studies and a capstone project, in collaboration with our public and private partners (Public Policy Incubator);
  •  a very wide range of elective courses, open to all policy streams.

During their last semester, students choose one of the following options:

  • an internship,
  • a thesis,
  • an exchange program,
  • or a personal project.

Master schedule (2 years)
Master schedule (2 years) - accessible version

Policy streams

  •  Digital, New Technology and Public Policy (in English)
  •  Economics and Public Policy (in English)
  •  Energy, Environment and Sustainability (in English)
  •  European Regulation (in English) - Not available from 2020/2021
  •  Management and Public Affairs (in English)
  •  Politics and Public Policy (in English)
  •  Social Policy and Social Innovation (in English)
  •   Cultural policy and management (in English or in French)
  •   Global Health (in French or in English)
  •  Security and Defense (in French)
  •  Public Administration (in French)

Language requirements

In order to register in French policy streams, a French language test is required. For policy streams taught in English, an English language test is mandatory. For more information about languages levels, please consult the Sciences Po admissions website

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