The School of Public Administration and Development Economics offers three master-level degree programs as follows: 

Master of Public Administration:
  • Administrative Development
  •  Concentration track of Non Governmental Organizations

Master of Public Policy:
  • Education Policy
  • Health Policy
  • Energy and Sustainable Development.

Master of Development Economics:
  • International Economics
  • Development Issues in the Middle East

Executive Master of Public Administration is a track in MPA program


To successfully complete the Master of public Administration program or Master of Public Policy, a student is required to take a minimum of 42 credit hours. 27 of these credit hours are conferred for successfully completing a list of required courses. The elective hours (15 credit hours) may be taken from a list of elective courses.

Successful completion of the MDE program requires a minimum of 42 credit hours for the Dissertation track or the Capstone research track . for the Dissertation track 27 of these credits hours are granted for successfully completing a list of required courses. The rest (15 credit hours) may be taken from a list of elective courses. for the Capstone Research track 24 of these credits hours are granted for succefully completing a list of required courses. the rest ( 18 credits hours) may be taken from a list of elective courses.

Students who have less than two years of work experience in public service (government or non-profit sector) will
be required to enrol in a zero-credits Compulsory Public Service Internship MPA 001. the MPA 001 internship will for Pre-service students only.

To successfully complete the  Executive Master of public Administration track,a student is required to take a 42 credit hours. 24 of these credits hours are conferred for successfully completing a list of required courses.  The elective hours (15 credit hours) may be taken from a list of elective courses and 3 credits hours for the Capstone research.

The main difference between the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Executive Masters of Public Administration  (EMPA) track is in the delivery approach.Given that the participants in the EMPA are executives and senior managers dealing with time constraints, the delivery system is designed to minimize time away from work and home.Therefore The track is designed to be finished in 18 months, where only 42 credits hours are required to graduate. In addition, The EMPA is using  the electronic  means and e-learning system to interact with students.