The Program of Master of Public Administration (MPA)



The MPA degree is an internationally recognized postgraduate qualification designed to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of a career in today's public administration and management. This program is intended to equip the postgraduates with good qualities of modern sciences, humanities, sense of social responsibility and professional ethics, a solid grasp of basic theories and professional skills. In addition, it enables the postgraduates to apply the knowledge of management, politics, economics and laws to solve practical problems, to research further in the field of public administration. It aims to cultivate high-level and multi-skill talents sophisticated in both application and research.

Program Requirements

The MPA program comprises six required core courses (17 credits), including introduction to public management, quantitative methods, public analysis and other disciplines. Besides, it consists of eight electives (17 credits). Topics from leadership to organizational behavior could be chosen.

Eligibility and Application

Applicants for MPA program are required to possess a bachelor degree and no less than three years working experiences in public sector.

Years of study

Three years.


15,000 RMB per year.

Contact Information


Course SettingCore courses, Compulsory courses, Elective courses

A. Core Courses

Core courses are some basic courses for getting master degree, which provide important theory foundation for compulsory courses.

Public Administration

Starting off with a review of the evolution of thinking about public management from public administration to the manager as leader, the course will focus on how a senior manager in government succeeds. It allows for the examination of both internal and external management responsibilities and skills. The literature of customer orientation and reinventing government will also be explored.

Public Policy Analysis

This class is designed to provide students with an understanding of the principal elements of public policy analysis and decision-making. The class will focus on some relevant theoretical models of policy analysis and decision-making. Upon completing the course, students will have a broad perspective of the factors that contribute to the development of public policy;and develop the skills to analyze the rationale for public policies and policy decisions.


This class requires students to learn elementary knowledge of the discipline, master research scope and method of politics. So that students will apply the specialty knowledge they obtain to analyze the practical issues about worldwide politics.

Public Economics

This class is on the basis of the theories of welfare economics, new institutional economics, public choice, etc. From the perspective of economics, students will study how to define the relationship of market and government and how to govern the market reasonably.

Constitution and Administrative Law

Studying the relationship of the Constitution and Administrative law from a multi-dimensional perspective, the class encourages students to combine jurisprudence with academic research and social practice.

Social Research Method

This class is divided into three levels, including methodology, specific research method and analysis techniques. The ability of collecting information and analyzing problems is expected to improve by learning qualitative and quantitative research method.

B. Elective Courses

Contemporary Chinese Government and Politics

       Analyzing the theory of political science and public administration comprehensively, this class is intended to analyze the factors of social class, economic, politic, culture on which contemporary Chinese government and political system bases. This class also attempts to explore the currency of Chinese reform. The crucial problem discussed is how China to govern.

Human Resource Management in The Public Sector

To promote an understanding of the management of people within public organizations by introducing key factors impacting on the structure and culture of public organizations as well as the behavior and attitudes of groups and individuals.

Government Public Relations and Crisis Management

By discussing practical cases and experience, students will build up the awareness of crisis management and grasp the principles and skills of crisis-handling.

Public Ethics

This is a class discuss professional ethics and moral principles of public administrative personnel. It includes the definition, research method, ideology development and institution construction of public ethics. Cases analysis, reading materials and thinking questions are provided after every chapter.

Theory and Practice of Modern Leadership

The aims of this course are to enable students to: assess and analyze the roles that leaders and managers play in formulating, implementing and evaluating strategy in a range of organizational contexts; andto apply the principles and techniques of strategic management in a range of contexts.

Non-profit Organization Management

This class is about the knowledge of non-profit organization management and some practical activities included in these organization. Students will be acquainted with some core concepts and theories as well as apply what they learn to analyze in practical situation.

Organizational Behavior

Adopting the way of systems analysis and applying theories in psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology, economics and politics to research behavior regularity of people in organization, this class will foster the ability of leaders and managers who guide employees to realize predetermined aims.

Social Security and Public Welfare

On completion of this class, students are expected to be able to identify and critically assess key issues in social welfare policy; evaluate the interplay of policy formation, administration and outcomes; and examine the operation of social services from a critical perspective.