The MGPP is a two-year master’s degree that meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world.

The Core Curriculum, which is taken primarily in the first two semesters, focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills that enable students to master the academic discipline of global public policy. It consists of courses in a range of relevant fields of study – political science, economics, history, and management science. The core provides students with a common experience in the essentials of public policy that will make MGPP graduates clearly recognized as exceptionally well-prepared professionals capable of tackling the world’s most pressing policy issues.

All students will choose a final project in their third semester, either a research-based Thesis or a practice-based Capstone Project, and be supervised by faculty advisors. Students will present their final results at a public session (defense) before the RANEPA community and invited guests at the close of their fourth and final semester.




All MGPP students take the following six courses as a cohort in the first semester.

1. Policy-Making

2. Governance: Origins and Concepts

3. Research Methods

4. Economics for Public Policy I

5. Russia and the World

6. Russian Politics and Governance



All MGPP students take the following five courses and a non-credit Professional and Career Skills Development Workshop as a cohort in the second semester.

1. Economics for Public Policy II

2. Statistics for Public Policy

3. States and Markets

4. Public Management

5. Global Governance

6. Professional and Career Skills Development Workshop (required non-credit course)


SEMESTER 3 and 4

1. Leadership аnd Strategic Management*

2. Sustainable Development: Global Standards and Local Practices in Russia

3. Global Cities and Urban Politics

4. BRICS: Growth and Governance Models

5.Russia and the Politics of International Institutions

6.Comparative Political Systems: A World View

7. Russia and the Globalization of Sports

8. Capstone Thesis Design and Proposal*


    * Indicates required courses; students choose from other elective courses




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