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MPPM Curriculum

MPPM Curriculum

The program consists of coursework that includes a series of lectures, seminars, and workshops with appropriate blend of theoretical concepts and practical real-life case studies. MPPM also comprises of internship/professional exposure during mid-way of the program designed with an intention to ensure the students have a hands-on practical experience. Further, a capstone project is included in the curriculum in order to synthesize the knowledge and experience they gained over the two years, and a mandatory course on professional development to guide students for a strong and impactful career pathway. This two year program intends to reward 66 credits in total.


Foundation Courses (4 Courses: Total 12 credit)

PPM 501 Introduction to Public Policy

PPM 502 Political Economy and Legal System of Public Policy

MAS 561 Statistics for Public Policy

ECO 561 Economics for Public Policy


Core Course (12 Courses: Total 36 credit)

PPM 511 Policymaking in Comparative Perspective

PPM 512 Ethics and Governance for Public Management

PPM 513 Socio-cultural and Demographic Dimension of Public Policy

ACC 561 Government and Public Accounting

GEM561 Management of Public Institutions

HRM561 Human Resources Management

GEM562 Public Leadership and Organization Behavior

FIN561 Public Finance and Budgeting

PRJ561 Public Procurement, Policy, and System

MAS 562 Applied Statistics for Public Policy

MAS 563 Research and Qualitative Methods for Public Policy

PPM 514 Evidence based Policy and Planning



Concentration & Specialization (4 Courses: Total 12 credit)

Social Policy and Justice (SOJ) (7 courses)


SOJ 611 Comparative Approaches to Social Justice


SOJ 612 Social Justice and Social Policy


SOJ 613 Rural and Urban Underclass and Social Transformation


SOJ 614 Social Movement for Emancipatory Development


SOJ 615 Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in Social Policy


SOJ 616 Sociological Inquiry for Public and Social Policy Implication


SOJ 617 Education and Social Policy

Federalism and Local Governance (FEG) (6 courses)

FEG 611 Regional Planning and Local Development

FEG 612 Land-Use Planning (Rural and Urban)

FEG 613 Dynamics of Rural and Urban and its transformation

FEG 614 Rural-Urban linkages and Governance

FEG 615 Fiscal Federalism and Governance

FEG 616 Political Economy of New Federal Governance (Federal, Provincial and local)

Development Policy (DEP) (8 courses)


DEP 611 Issues in Sustainable Development


DEP 612 Comparative Development Policies and Practices


DEP 613 Poverty Alleviation-Issues and Policies


DEP 614 Economics of Development


DEP 615 Urban Development Policy


DEP 616 Rural Development Policy


DEP 617 The Political Economy of the Welfare State


PRJ 661 Project Management


Energy and Hydro Power Policy (EHP) (5 courses)


 EHP 611 Hydropower Development Policy and Planning


EHP 612 Energy and Hydro Power Economics and Policy


EHP 613 Energy Markets, Pricing and Regional Power Trade


EHP 614 Energy Security Policies and Strategies


FIN 661 Project Financing and Management


Transport and Infrastructure Policy (TIP) (5 courses)


TIP 611 Infrastructure Policy and Planning


TIP 612 Transport and Infrastructure Development: Issues and Strategies


TIP 613 Transport Planning, Economics and Policy


TIP 615 Public Governance and Transport Management


FIN 662 Project Financing and Management




Capstone (2 modules) Experiential Learning (Total 6 credit)

PPM 721 Practicum or Internship on Public Policy  (Non-Credit)

PPM 761 Policy-In-Action ( Policy Capstone)   (6 Credit)




  • Classes will be held in the morning and evening
  • Except internship/professional exposure and capstone project, all the courses are worth 3 credits

The total course is worth 66 credits