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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Public Policy and Administration Department. AUC is Egypt’s global university, and PPAD takes pride in being its hub for the study of global and public affairs. PPAD is a relatively young department that championed quality academic education in less than ten years. Yes, in less than ten years since the establishment of the Department in 2009, PPAD became the first in the world to receive Triple Crown accreditation in public affairs education. 

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Programs

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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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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 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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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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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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News

MA Public Administration Rank

Master of Public Administration was ranked #1 in Africa

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) once again scores highly in regional educational rankings. Based on the analysis of educational offerings of approximately 4000 schools and universities in 154 countries, the Eduniversal Best Masters ranking has awarded GAPP with several “Best Masters” rankings for 2021.

The Master of Public Administration was ranked #1 in Public Administration/Management in Africa.

GAPP congratulates its faculty, staff, and students as well as the AUC community as a whole on these achievements and wishes them continued success and excellence.

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Improving the Lives of the Many Through Education at AUC

Lobna Abdalla's dream is to improve the lives of those around her in Egypt. Four years ago, she aspired to be at AUC. Today, she is a master's student in public policy and recipient of the Yousef Jameel Public Leadership Program fellowship.

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Faculty Awards and Research

GAPP 10 Years

Awards

Read about our distinguished faculty of scholars and researchers impacting the world

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Research Centers

Research

Read about or faculty contributions in diverse areas of global affairs, public policy and administration

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Accreditation

Contact Information

Location

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

Mailing Address 

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