Master in Public Management (MPM)

MPM-iconOur one-year full-time Master in Public Management (MPM) features predominantly Asian case studies to recreate and dramatise challenges confronting public officials today.

With a semester at either Harvard Kennedy School or Columbia SIPA, the programme provides an exclusive opportunity for students to gain exposure beyond Asia and extend their networks.

Students will also gain invaluable practical experience during their attachment to Singapore ministries and agencies. Singaporean students may also be attached to overseas organisations with outstanding public policy programmes that pertain to their area of study. This practical experience provides MPM candidates with the opportunity to bridge theory with practice during their course of study.

Class Profile

The School maintains a stringent selection process and keeps the MPM class size small. Each MPM class comprises around 20–25 students from around 10 countries.

Tan-Rowena-Nieves-Adena“Three of my classmates were Singaporeans, five were Chinese, two Indians, two Malaysians, one Sri Lankan, one Indonesian, one Thai, one Pakistani, one Vietnamese and a fellow Filipino. We not only studied together, we had fun together. We were all Asians who wanted to make a difference and improve lives.”

Rowena Nieves A. Tan
MPM 2011, Philippines


MPM students will be required to achieve a CAP of minimum 3.0, and an option to choose one elective module. MPM students will also be attached to a Singapore Ministry or Statutory Board, where they will be exposed to the workings of how the government operates, and spend a semester at either the Harvard Kennedy School, or the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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Tuition Fees & Financial Aids

Subsidy is available for International Students and Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. There are also financial aids in the forms of scholarships. Click here to learn about the cost of fees, and here for the financial aids available.

Admissions Criteria

The MPM programme is tailored for senior government officials and professionals in Asia, with a proven track record of leadership, high-level decision-making and a strong commitment to public service. Applicants should have achieved a senior managerial position in their career, and demonstrate maturity and commitment towards the public service. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.

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Aside from the comprehensive information on our admissions page, if you have any other queries or would like to receive a copy of our programme brochure, please submit your request via our query form. Alternatively, you may also speak to our admissions officers at +65 6516 8004.