Master in Public Policy (MPP)

MPP-iconThe two-year full-time Master in Public Policy (MPP) programme provides rigorous training for a strong foundation in policy analysis, programme evaluation and management. It is designed for young professionals with up to 5 years of work experience, to meet the demand for skilled policymakers and analysts in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. They demonstrate maturity and commitment towards the public service. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.

Class Profile

Coming from more than 20 countries around the world, our MPP cohort are drawn from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Below is a snapshot of some our MPP students.

Bee-Shin-thumb“I majored in International Relations and Political Science during my undergraduate studies, and I believe that studying Public Policy would give me the platform to share the ideas that I have. Most importantly, I would be able to help the people.” | See Video

Bee Shin


Ikki-Toyama-thumb“I want to specialise in international trade. Studying here allows me to gain knowledge and skills in the area of international trade. That’s why I chose this university.” | See Video

Ikki Toyama


Princess-Meeralith-O.-Celestino-thumb“I felt the need to expand my knowledge, particularly in international development, which is the kind of field that I would like to enter. As I was researching for different schools, I realised that the LKY School would be the best one for me as it would provide me with international exposure and knowledge, especially regarding development in ASEAN or Asia.” | See Video

Princess Meeralith O. Celestino



The MPP curriculum draws from the disciplines of economics, political science and public management and is complemented by a wide range of specialisation modules and electives.

Common modules focus on imparting knowledge, developing practical skills and promoting interdisciplinary competencies that are critical in the work of public policy practitioners, particularly analysts and researchers.

A key component of the common modules is the Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE). To gain practical experience, MPP students must undertake a public policy or management study for a client in the public, private or not-for-profit sector, in their second year.

Click here to learn more about the MPP curriculum.

Policy Analysis Exercise

The Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) is a public policy study completed as a capstone module of the MPP programme. MPP students will need to apply the knowledge and skills that they have learnt in the MPP programme to define and analyse policy issues, evaluate existing programmes, formulate and assess policy options and develop specific, actionable recommendations for the client organisation. These recommendations are then presented in a written report and at an annual PAE conference in March, to which the client will be invited.

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Double Degrees & Exchanges

We have established student exchange programmes with various universities and institutes around the world. MPP students can benefit from doing double degree and exchanges with our partner institutions or with the NUS Business School and the NUS Faculty of Law.

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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 types of financial aids available.

Admissions Criteria

Two to five years of work experience is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate maturity and commitment towards the public service. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must. The selection procedures are stringent as the programme is an intensive professional course of study leading to positions of responsibility.

Click here for more details on admissions criteria and required documents.


Click here to find out common questions asked on the MPP Programme.


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.