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Public Administration

Nazarbayev University

M.A. On Campus
18 months
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The Public Administration degree at Nazarbayev University  is a program which is designed for professionals seeking rigorous education and training in public administration. It will give students a strong foundation in policy formulation, analysis and implementation as well as in policy and program evaluation. 

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On successful completion of the  Public Administration degree at Nazarbayev University  , graduates will be able to:

  • utilize theories, research and leadership skills to examine a wide variety of private and public problems;
  • analyse and evaluate how the network of agencies is organized and the interrelationships between private, public and non-profit organizations;
  • analyse the impact of social, economic, political forces on private, public and non-profit institutions;
  • develop management strategies, and maintain professional and ethical integrity;
  • utilize the knowledge of financial, legal, marketing, and human resource issues of organizations;
  • use information technology to improve organizational management and administration;
  • evaluate, interpret and communicate information;
  • develop problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Work after graduation

  • Public sector - in government, civil service, international organizations, social research and non-profit organizations as policy analysts, policy innovators; staff members for political leaders
  • Private sector - in education administration, HR and public affairs, government relations consultancy 
  • Advanced research – PhD in Public Policy or other overseas PhDs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration in Theory and Practice
  • Economic Applications for Public Managers
  • Research Methods for Decision Making
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Accountability, Financial and  Performance Management
  • Masters Project proposal

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience. Applicants should have attained mid- to senior level managerial position in their career stage.
  • English proficiency: IELTS – minimum overall score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in sub categories, or its TOEFL equivalent (compare your TOEFL score here).
  • English language certifications are valid for 2 years prior to application deadline. At the discretion of the Admissions Committee applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test report if:
  • – one of their earlier academic degrees was earned in a country with English as the language of official communication, academic instruction and daily life;
  • – an undergraduate degree was earned in a program which was officially taught in English;
  • – the applicant is a graduate of Nazarbayev University.

Tuition Fee

For non-residents, the application fee for master programs - KZT 28,000

To learn more about the tuition fee applicable to this programme, please visit the university website

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Merit-based scholarships available

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