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
To successfully complete the Master of public Administration program or Master of Public Policy, a student is required to take a minimum of 36 credit hours. 24 of these credit hours are conferred for successfully completing a list of required courses. The elective hours (12 credit hours) may be taken from a list of elective courses.
Successful completion of the MDE program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. 18 of these credit hours are granted for successfully completing a list of required courses. The rest (12 credit 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 3-credits Compulsory Public Service Internship MPA 602. the MPA 602 internship for Pre-service students will count towards the 12 credits elective requirements.
To successfully complete the Executive Master of public Administration program,a student is required to take a 36 credit hours. 21 of these credit hours are conferred for successfully completing a list of required courses. The elective hours (12 credit hours) may be taken from a list of elective courses and 3 credit hours for the Capstone research.
The main difference between the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Executive Masters of Public Administration (EMPA) program 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 program is designed to be finished in 18 months, where only 36 credit hours are required to graduate. In addition, The EMPA is using the electronic means and e-learning system to interact with students.