In the Last 10 years, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) has carved a name for itself in Egypt and the region. Forming alliances with international universities, its programs gaining unprecedented international accreditations and ranking globally and in the region. Expanding the horizons for students and professionals alike, GAPP has broken much ground in its first decade.


Programs accredited:


Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP)


GAPP achieved the 'Triple Crown' accreditation for two of its programs, Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP). 

EAPAA, ICAPA and NASPAA accreditations uniquely combine a fusion of International and European standards of public service education. This singular recognition of both AUC’s MPA and MPP by all three agencies is a testimony to the stellar quality education at American University in Cairo (AUC), as well as the pioneering achievement of these two programs in the MENA region at par with the comparable programs in US, European and other international universities.

List of accreditations:




The Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration is the recognized global accreditor of master’s degree programs in the fields Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration having accredited 190 programs from its member schools. NASPAA’s twofold mission is to promote excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal public service. Its accreditation of both the MPA and MPP meant that the Department of Public Policy and Administration was the first outside of North America to have two such programs recognized.


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The European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA) is the only quality assurance authority in Public Administration which is active throughout Europe. It has so far accredited over 50 programs across the European continent, including most leading institutes in the field. AUC ‘s MPA and MPP programs were the first two programs outside the Council of Europe to receive accreditation from EAPAA.


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International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration  Accreditations is developed by a joint United Nations/International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) task force which was initiated by the United Nations in 2005. This was the first time ICAPA has accredited a graduate public administration/ policy program in the MENA region

Master of Arts in television and digital journalism


The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism's Master of Arts program received official equivalency from the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU). The decision was issued No. 187, dated June 3, 2018, and was signed by the President of the SCU, HE Dr. Khaled Atef Abdel Ghaffar, minister of higher education and scientific research. The SCU decision states that the Master of Arts program in Television and Digital Journalism offered by the Kamal Adham Center at the American University in Cairo, is equivalent to any professional master’s degree in media and communication offered by Egyptian universities in the same field of study. Based on this decision, no equivalency or recognition will be needed from graduates of the Kamal Adham Center to work in any public, private or independent broadcast or electronic media entities, organizations, or syndicates in Egypt or in the Arab region. 


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