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School of Public and International Affairs

Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a two-year interdisciplinary graduate program. It focuses on empirical knowledge equipping the students with analytical and managerial skills to excel as public servants. The program is taught in the evenings throughout 5 semesters, including one Summer term. Limited opportunities are also offered for those interested in spending one semester abroad as an exchange student.

Program focus:

  • Research Methods
  • Public Administration
  • Management
  • Economics and Finance

Alongside the major core courses, students take 3 elective courses after completing their first year. Close to the end of their studies, students apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios by working on a Capstone project. Students who choose research track write Master’s thesis during their second year. 

Students can find details of thesis writing in this guide: Guidelines for Writing and Defending Master’s Thesis

Students can find details of Capstone project in this guide: Capstone Project Guidelines

The graduates are those who know how to thrive in teamwork to deliver results for common good with commitment to civic engagement, shared governance, accountability, and enhanced communication. We aim to deliver these skilled graduates to the job market in public sector as well as non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations.


Graduate Assistantship


Each year, top 5 students are selected to be part of prestigious Graduate Assistantship Program. The selected students receive full tuition waiver and get a chance to work with School’s faculty member on a research project. Graduate Assistantship is awarded at the time of admissions and does not require a separate application.

Other financial aid options include merit-based scholarships for returning students, international fellowship, and need-based support.


Tuition and fees

Annual tuition and fees for the citizens of Azerbaijan is 6500 AZN and for Internationals 10500 AZN.


Application deadlines

For citizens of Azerbaijan:

  • First-round application deadline and deadline for Graduate Assistantship: April 1
  • Second-round application deadline: July 1

For international applicants:

  • First-round application and fellowship deadline: April 1
  • Second-round application deadline: July 15

Want to learn more?

Contact us: admissions@ada.edu.az; +99450 256 99 06


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What you study at MPA

DISCIPLINE COURSE TITLE ECTS
MIS/Decision Sciences
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Statistics for Decision Making
  • 6
  • 6
Public Administration
  • Public Administration & Management
  • Public Law
  • Policy Analysis & Evaluation
  • Organizational Behavior & Management
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • 6
General Management
  • Project Management
  • 6
Finance & Financial Management
  • Budgeting & Finance in Public Organizations
  • 6
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  • Public Policy & Strategy - Capstone I or Master's Thesis I
  • Public Policy & Strategy - Capstone I or Master's Thesis II
  • 6
  • 12
DISCIPLINE COURSE TITLE ECTS
Economics
  • Development Economics
  • 6
Public Administration
  • Urban & Regional Policy Analysis
  • Non-Profit Management
  • 6
  • 6
General Management
  • Emergency Management
  • 6
DISCIPLINE COURSE TITLE ECTS
Internship
  • Internship
  • 6