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Master Program in Public Policy
- General Information

    Teaching Objective

    This program is open to fresh university graduates as well as the experienced professionals and the government officials from different countries, and is designed to train those students in the field of public affairs, public administration, and public policy.

    Students are expected to complete the program full time over 2 years. The academic year usually starts from the second week of September and ends in early July the next year.The first year is for full time course-work,and the second year is for the thesis writing and thesis defense.

    The program aims to

    - provide students with an opportunity to develop functional expertise, strategic perspectives, and public policy management tools that they require to operate effectively in a changing public policy environment or to understand such an environment.
    - help students to learn both the successes and failures in China’s public policy making and management, and therefore to understand more about how to manage political, economic and social development in developing countries.
    - introduce students the techniques of policy analysis and program evaluation to resolve complex multi-dimensional policy challenges, as well as sharpen their leadership and communication skills.

    Program Structure


    The language of instruction is English. Classes will incorporate a mix of lectures, seminars, case discussions, tutorials, presentations and so on. Upon application, students could also choose some courses taught in Chinese.

    Program Structure

    The program is comprises of two components
    - Taught Component 10 courses: 7 compulsory, 3 optional
    - Thesis Component 15,000 words

    Compulsory Courses 21 Credits

    Course Name Credit
    Public Policy Analysis 3
    Economics for Public Policy 3
    Chinese Politics and Public Policy 3
    China’s Economic Reform and Development 3
    Research Design and Practice 3
    Introduction to China 2
    Chinese Language 4

    Elective Courses Totally 9 Credits, choose 3 courses from the below courses

    Course Name Credits
    International and Comparative Political Economy 3
    Special Topics in Ethnic Politics 3
    Social Policy Transformation in China 3
    Public Finance and Tax Policy in China 3
    Regional Development Strategy in China 3
    Chinese Foreign Policy 3
    Social Science Methodology 3
    Strategy and Management of Public and Non-profit Organization 3
    Political Philosophy and Public Affairs 3
    Health Policy and Reform 3
    Innovation, and Strategy for the Industrial Development in Developing Countries 3

    Please Note: Not all issue courses run every year. If there are fewer than three students, a course will not be delivered.

    Master Thesis

    Students are expected to bring specific research questions concerning public policy and management to the program, as a part of thesis research preparation. Towards the end of the first semester, a number of faculty members from the school will be invited as potential thesis supervisors, and the school will make arrangement for students to choose their supervisors. The thesis is expected to combine theoretical perspectives, analytical skills and practical experiences of public management, and aiming at solving practical problems. Students must pass oral exam for the thesis.

    Degree Requirements

    Students are required to successfully complete 30 credits worth of coursework and a master thesis and thesis defense within the required time period. After meeting the above requirements and with the approval of University Degree Committee, the master degree of Management in Public Policy will be awarded.


    The total tuition for the whole program is 100,000 RMB, which should be one off payment. The fee for extension of study is 2,500RMB per semester.


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 50,000 pre year
    RMB 100,000 in total (About $ 18,335)
    Accommodation Fee
    NO 9 Building
    Single Room RMB 4,500 to RMB 5,500
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 400 to RMB 810
    Service Fee USD 150
    Living Expense RMB 2,200 to RMB 2,800
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  50,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement

All applicants must meet the following entrance requirements:
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport,
2. Applicants must have attained a Bachelor’s degree or above,
3. Applicants who are not native English speakers or whose undergraduate education was not in English are required to take an appropriate English Language Proficiency Test and in general achieve a sufficient score, such as:
TOEFL 627 or better (Paper Based Test)
TOEFL 263 or better in CBT (with at least 5.0 in TWE)
TOEFL - iBT 107 or better
IELTS 7.0 or better ( with at least 7.0 in Writing)

- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Letter of guarantee

The guardian should write out his/her name, nationality, occupation and address (if an organization acts as the guardian, reference to the organization should be made clear).

You can download a template or sample from here .

3. Copy of article or papers published

4. Personal statement

about 800 words

You can download a template or sample from here .

5. Two letters of recommendation

Two or more recommendation letters from professor or associate professor or equivalents (sealed, with referees’ contact information)

You can download a template or sample from here .

6. English proficiency test certificate

For example, IELTS or TOEFL, only for applicant whose native language is not English.

7. Bachelor's degree diploma

Graduation certificate in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

8. Undergraduate school transcript

Undergraduate school transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

9. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

10. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

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