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MA in Public Policy

The MA degree in Public Policy brings together political science, economics, statistics, management, and other social science disciplines to shape policies and programs around the globe. Students gain the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to become leaders in the nonprofit, public, or private sector while creating meaningful social change.

Graduates of our program generally pursue careers either as analysts or in public management. They are prepared for careers as policy, research, program or budget analysts in federal, state or local government or in nonprofit or private organizations. They also work as program managers, city or town administrators, or as directors of or managers in nonprofit organizations. Some of our alumni also pursue private-sector careers or public office.

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Candidate should have completed (or will complete before July 2019) minimum of three years of undergraduate (bachelor) degree in any discipline from an accredited institution or University in India.

Candidate need to be Indian citizens

Candidate should have studied Mathematics as a subject upto a minimum of 12th grade or equivalent

Candidate should have secured a minimum of 75% marks in their Undergraduate degree, 12th and 10th grades (or equivalent)

Selection Procedure

Candidates must first submit an expression of interest with the required information by 21 May 2019

Candidates will receive an invitation to complete and submit an online application form along with all requirements including a statement of purpose and recommendation letters.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an aptitude assessment and personal interview with the selection committee comprising of LSEF and UMass Amherst representatives.

Selections will be made on rolling basis until all the scholarships are granted and accepted. Therefore, early application is encouraged.

MA (2019-20) Fee in INR: 3,50,000 per semester