The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the Dubai School of Government is an interdisciplinary, professional program that prepares students for high-level positions in the government, quasi-government, or the nonprofit (including philanthropic) sectors. It has a twofold objective: to train students in the modern theory and techniques of public sector management, and to help them better understand the political and social context in which public policies are designed and implemented and public services are provided. DSG’s focus is to provide a Master’s program that meets the highest international standards of quality.
Successful candidates for the MPA program will be selected from among promising mid-career, in-service professionals with six or more years of relevant experience. Applicants should have held positions of responsibility for policy analysis and planning, supervision of high-level staff, budget preparation, or management of government or non-government agencies. In line with the Dubai School of Government’s mission, the program aims at attracting a diverse group of students from the Arab region and other parts of the world.
The Dubai School of Government is officially licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates to award degrees in higher education. The MPA Program has been granted Initial Accreditation.
DSG MPA Brochure