M.A. in Public Policy | O.P. Jindal Global University


Advance your career and find solutions to public policy challenges in the contemporary world with a fully online programme

As a learner in this Master of Arts – Public Policy degree programme, you’ll master the skills to build a successful career in the complex public policy sector. Through an interdisciplinary approach and a special focus on developing economies, you’ll develop the ability to analyse contemporary political, economic, social, and environmental issues with India’s #1 University in Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities (QS University Rankings, 2022).

In this programme, you’ll have the opportunity to choose courses and topics that align with your unique learning and career goals and develop expertise in the areas that are most relevant to your path. Elective options include Economic Policy, Energy, Climate, Analytical Techniques, Health, and more.

The programme is offered by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy​ (JSGP) at O.P. Jindal Global University. For over a decade, JSGP has been teaching the Masters in Public Policy programme on-campus, and as a student in the online counterpart, you’ll benefit from the best practices and pedagogies they’ve developed as leaders in this field. JGU programmes are accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council and recognised by the University Grants Commission of India.

As a graduate of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), you’ll be prepared to pursue development and policymaking roles in government, civil services, CSR groups, academia, think tanks, NGOs, media, political organisations, and more.

What makes this Master’s degree unique?

Capstone Project – Gain real-world policymaking experience

You’ll learn through capstone projects that encourage the practical application of theoretical learnings. Every student is assigned a faculty mentor that will provide supervision of your research project. Jindal School of Government and Public Policy is one of the first public policy schools in India to offer its students the opportunity to work on a capstone project.

Build competency in public and private sectors

In this programme, you’ll build the skills to undertake policy analysis, policy formulation, monitoring, and assessment. With this skill set, you’ll be prepared to pursue career opportunities in both public and corporate careers and be ideally positioned for greater responsibilities in policy making and leadership roles.

Learn from both academic experts and policy practitioners

Programme faculties have served as academics, researchers, and policy practitioners with renowned organizations such as the United Nations, the Ford Foundation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Labour Organization, and the World Bank. You will have an opportunity to interact live with these experts throughout your time in the programme.

Earn your degree without any background in public policy or social sciences

This degree programme encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. You’ll only require an undergraduate degree (in any field or specialisation) from a recognised university in India or abroad.

What’s included