M.A. Public Policy (Online)March 28, 2023 2023-12-30 12:49
M.A. Public Policy (Online)
M.A. Public Policy
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About The Programme
The M.A. Public Policy (Online) programme, offered by Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate complex policy environments. The programme is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to studying and analyzing contemporary policy issues, particularly in the development and institutional contexts of the Global South. Students have the flexibility to choose courses that align with their interests and intellectual curiosity, allowing them to develop expertise in their chosen domains.
The online programme is recognized by the University Grants Commission of India and is a suitable option for working professionals who wish to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to undertake policy analysis, policy formulation, monitoring, and assessment. The programme is hosted on Coursera, and the curriculum has been adapted for global enrolment, enabling students from around the world to participate.
What Makes It Different at JGU
The M.A. Public Policy programme at JSGP offers several salient features that distinguish it from other programmes. The programme boasts a faculty with a mix of academics and policy-practitioners, with rich teaching and research experience, and international exposure. This ensures that students receive a global and contemporary curriculum that balances theoretical rigour with policy practice.
The programme offers a grounding in economics, political science, philosophy, ethics, and sociology for policy analysis, design, and development delivery. This comprehensive approach equips students with the knowledge and skills required to be successful public policy analysts and development practitioners.
It also offers a wide range of specializations, allowing students to tailor their education to their interests and career goals. This emphasis on skill sets required for specific careers ensures that students are well-prepared for their future roles in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
To apply for the online M.A. Public Policy programme, prospective students must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, either in India or abroad. The admission process consists of a review of academic transcripts, a goals essay, and a policy essay, as well as the completion of the M.A. Public Policy Admissions form. This application form includes basic personal information, proof of identity, prior qualifications, and several directed questions.
The programme has two cohorts each year, beginning in March and September. The application deadline is August 15 for the Fall cohort and February 15 for the Spring cohort. Interested applicants can visit the programme’s Coursera webpage at https://www.coursera.org/degrees/ma-public-policy-jgu for more information on the early decision application deadline and a link to apply.
- Economic Policy and Reforms
- Analytical Techniques
- Environment Policy
- Social Policy
- Land, Labour and Urban Development
Graduates of the M.A. Public Policy programmes offered by Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) are well-equipped to pursue a variety of career paths.
With a strong grounding in policy analysis, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation skills, graduates can work in development and public policy organisations, CSR initiatives, academic institutions, think tanks, NGOs, media, and political organizations. The programme also provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to pursue a PhD, broadly within the field of Development Studies or within one of the more specialized fields of Economics, Political Science or Sociology.
Graduates can acquire the knowledge and skills needed for working as policy analysts and independent consultants for government and nongovernmental organizations. Overall, the programme opens up a wide range of opportunities to serve in the development and policy sectors.
The online MA Public Policy programme provides working professionals with the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake policy analysis, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation.
This programme enriches their professional development and prepares them for more challenging roles in public and corporate careers.