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Public Affairs and Politics, MPAP

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The Program in Public Policy offers the Master of Public Affairs and Politics (M.P.A.P.) degree from Rutgers University to help students develop or refine analytic and quantitative skills and to form a more thorough understanding of the political institutions and processes through which public policies are implemented and formulated.


The Public Affairs and Politics program from Rutgers University is normally a one-year degree for full-time students, but students may also pursue it in a part-time fashion. Prospective students with five or more years of work experience in politics or public policy are encouraged to apply for the M.P.A.P.

School Mission

  • Solving public problems through constructive engagement of governmental, private, and non-profit  actors;
  • Addressing the challenge of urbanization in its various global manifestations;
  • Serving New Jersey’s need for a rigorous and engaging public policy forum; and
  • Preparing students for rewarding professional careers in public service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Policy Formation
  • Research Design
  • Basic Quantitative Methods
  • Economics and Public Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Personal Statement of Interest (must be electronic)
  • Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, Vitae/Resume
  • GRE General (or LSAT for joint law and GMAT for joint MBA degree only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15012 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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