Accreditation

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

 

The Public Policy and Administration Department has received the renewal of the equivalency of the Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy from the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU). The decision (No. 317) was issued on September 23, 2019.  The equivalency decision was signed by H.E, Dr. Khaled Atef Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The SCU decision states that both the Master of Public Policy and the Master of Public Administration offered by the Public Policy and Administration Department at the American University in Cairo are equivalent to any professional master’s degree offered by Faculty of Economics and Political sciences of Egyptian universities in the same field of study.  

List of accreditations:

NASPAA

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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.

EAPAA

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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.

ICAPA

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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

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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The LLM and MA IHRL, offer a wide range of courses designed to provide students with the intellectual tools to promote and critically assess economic, social and legal developments. Students have an invaluable opportunity to benefit from the multidisciplinary offerings of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP). Fulfilling the requirements of both degrees normally calls for two years of study. Students can only graduate after writing and defending a substantial academic thesis under the supervision of a faculty in the Department of Law. For graduates who hold an undergraduate law degree from an Egyptian law school or an equivalent degree, the LLM and MA IHRL offered by the AUC are officially recognized by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities as equivalent to the master's degree in law offered by Egyptian universities.

 

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Since 1982, AUC has held institutional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in the United States. Institutional accreditation is granted by MSCHE for a period of eight years, with periodic review. AUC’s accreditation was reaffirmed by the MSCHE in 2018 subsequent to institutional self-assessment, accreditation was reaffirmed by the MSCHE in 2018 subsequent to institutional self-assessment, which involved a visit by a team of peers from MSCHE and consideration by the MSCHE board. In Egypt, AUC works with the Egyptian government within the 1975 protocol framework, which is based on the 1962 Cultural Relations Agreement between the Egyptian and U.S. governments. In the United States, AUC is licensed to grant degrees and is incorporated by the state of Delaware. 

Since 2014, the Master of Arts in Middle East Studies has held institutional accreditation from the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities. The post-graduate diploma and master's degree in middle east studies are both accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and licensed to grant.

 

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The Journalism and Mass Communication’s Master of Arts program renewed its official equivalency from the Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) on March 3, 2019.

The decision No. 37 was signed by the President of the SCU, H.E. Dr. Khaled Atef Abdel Ghaffar, minister of higher education and scientific research. The SCU decision states that the Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication offered by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo is equivalent to any professional master’s degree in journalism and communication offered by Egyptian universities in the same field of study. Based on this decision, no other equivalency or recognition will be needed from graduates of the journalism and mass communication department to work in any public, private or independent newspaper, broadcast or electronic media entities, organizations, or syndicates in Egypt or in the Arab region.

 

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