Master Public Administration - Máster en Administración Pública
1. A Bachelor´s degree in Political Science, Public Administration or a related discipline from a recognised university.
2. Competency in Social Science Research Methodology (quantitative and qualitative)
Due to the strong academic nature of this programme, it is essential that students have basic research skills.
3. Proficiency in English
•Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor´s programme at a Dutch university.
•Is a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America.
•Has successfully completed a Bachelor´s programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America.
•Has successfully completed a Master´s programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).
All other students need one of the following certificates (TOEFL and IELTS certificates may not be older than two years). •A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90 (internet based), with subscores not lower than 22
•A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.5
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
The Master’s programme in Public Administration provides the skills needed for a career in government or other policymaking organisations. Courses focus on the barriers to and facilitators of reform, Europeanisation and compliance with EU directives, welfare state reform, and the problems governments face in the 21st century. The degree awarded for completing COMPASS is either a Master´s degree in Public Administration or in Political Science.
Master´s programme in Public Administration is taught at the Nijmegen School of Management. The programme has a course load of 60 EC* (one-year) and all courses are 6 EC and the Master’s Thesis is 18 EC.
This programme offers one English-taught specialisation namely Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society (COMPASS).
In this specialisation, you can opt for a Master´s in Public Administration or a Master’s in Political Science. The difference lies in one core course, an elective/internship, and the focus of your thesis. Public Administration students follow 3 Public Administration courses and 2 Political Sciences courses. Political Science students follow 3 Political Sciences courses and 2 Public Administration courses.
The programme prepares students for senior positions in organisations in and around the public for example:
• international organisations such as the UN, the OECD and EU;
• public employers, such as local, regional and central government departments;
• think tanks and advisory bodies;
• consultancy firms.
•Phd in Public Administration