Universidade de São Paulo
Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades
Ciências Sociais Aplicadas
Mestrado Profissional

The Master in Public Policy Management is an academic course and offers theoretical scientific knowledge in public management and public  policy analysis. The studies are held in two years – in the first year the students take the courses and in the second  they write their dissertation under a professor´s orientation. 

The core courses provide skills on qualitative and quantitative methods and on public management theory and on theory of public policy. The elective courses provide specialization on a wide range of themes: public policy analysis, brazilian and latin american public policies in comparative perspective, public participation and accountability, public organizations and social rights. The dissertation should follow the model of scientific work – a theoretical framework for analyzing a research object (which may be, for example , a government program, a public policy, a public or social institution, or a theoretical problem).

The courses are offered in Portuguese and contain large load of reading in English. Some elective courses are offered in other languages , especially English and Spanish, as part of the internationalization strategy of the course through the coming of foreign professors to teach courses on cutting-edge topics in public management and public policy. In addition to the courses , the student participates in other activities such as research Seminars.