Our programs help students harness the knowledge and tools they need to build careers in public service and grapple with global policy conversations. Guided by expert faculty, students are able to enrich their repertoire of communication, leadership and governance skills in order to pursue careers in government, nonprofit organizations, international development agencies, academia, and the private sector.

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Leveraging our vast network of international organizations and academic institutions, PPAD is committed to forging partnerships that can further enrich students learning experiences and offer opportunities for exploring public policy and administration frameworks around the globe.

  • The University of Palermo Partnership and the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the University of Palermo (UNIPA) have signed an agreement for a period of five years to exchange students between AUC’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) and UNIPA’s Public Management program. As per the agreement, an exchange student should complete a minimum of 15 ECTSor equivalent credits (excluding thesis work). Exchange students pay the semester’s fees to their home institution.


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As the U.S. midterm elections passed this November it remains clear that the U.S.

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Programs Offered

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The mission of the MPA Program is to prepare leaders for careers in public service in Egypt and the Middle East. The program emphasizes qualities that lead to effective, efficient and responsive administration of government and non-profit organizations.
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Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The mission of the MPP Program is to prepare leaders for careers in policy-making in Egypt and the Middle East. The program prepares leaders with strong competencies in public governance, communication and the capability to develop and use and communicate evidence-based analysis in public policy with the highest ethical standards.
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Master of Global Affairs (MGA)

The program prepares students for professional careers at the national and international level within organizations that address interstate issues, work to prevent or resolve conflict and promote global cooperation.
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Graduate Diploma in Public Policy

The graduate diploma will help students learn to assess policy alternatives, develop effective programs, mobilize support, manage for performance and evaluate success. They will learn to think deeply and broadly about public service and the impact policies have on people, markets and institutions.
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Graduate Diploma in Public Administration

The graduate diploma will help students learn to assess policy alternatives, develop effective programs, mobilize support, manage for performance and evaluate success.
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Dual Degree Option BSc CENG-MPA

Students enrolled in AUC’s School of Sciences and Engineering may apply to complete the MPA on an accelerated basis, in conjunction with the completion of the Bachelor of Science in engineering.
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Graduate Diploma in Global Affairs

The Diploma in Global Affairs requires the completion of 18 credit hours of coursework in the Public Policy and Administration Department, including at least 12 credit hours from the courses making up the MGA degree.
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Global and Public Affairs Minor

The minor in global and public affairs is designed to give undergraduate students a deeper appreciation of the challenges in organizing the state and public management in a global context.
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Faculty Spotlight

PPAD students have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge from prominent researchers, distinguished authors, and passionate change leaders with global networks and expert-level insights into global policy dialogues and systems of social change

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Department of Public Policy and Administration 
Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Second Floor, AUC New Cairo
t 2615.3330/3344/2703

Mailing Address 

The American University in Cairo 
Department of Public Policy and Administration
AUC Avenue, P.O. Box 74 
New Cairo 11835, Egypt