Explore how changes in government policies and management techniques can make the dream of prosperity a reality in developing countries.
Gain experience working in a global context in organizations that deliver services that address fundamental societal challenges. Prior to graduation, you’ll also complete a 300-hour internship at an approved site.
Use your analytical and management skills to take on leadership roles at public and nonprofit organizations that meet the diverse and changing needs of communities around the world.
As a major in governance and international public management, you’ll choose from a range of core major courses tailored to your interests, as well as taking a set of required degree courses. To understand the different requirements for the MPA and MID degrees with this major, compare their plans of study.View MPA plan of study View MID plan of study
Study the dynamics of governance, with a primary focus on democracy at the local level. You’ll explore the nexus between theories of governance and their practical implications on political behavior, from formal institutions to socially based units.
Examine the management of organizations working in international development and humanitarian assistance, with a focus on NGO management. You’ll gain theoretical and practical frameworks for analyzing management challenges and generating relevant recommendations, and you’ll develop transferable skills needed for jobs in international development.
Focus on the political incentives and constraints faced by policymakers as they seek to develop and implement public policy. Our goal is to understand the institutional environment in which politicians and policymakers operate. You’ll come to understand the nature of political institutions and the transformations taking place around the world as policymakers seek to improve them.
Work with faculty who understand the inner workings of political systems and the implications of policy decisions on people around the world.View All Faculty
Murtazashvili’s cutting edge research is based on more than two decades of extensive field and management experience in challenging environments.Learn More
Picard worked in more than 50 countries, primarily in Africa and the Middle East, over 40 years doing on-the-ground work and academic research.Learn More
A specialist in protecting civilians in conflict zones, Seybolt seeks to identify ways to prevent violence from resulting in mass casualties.Learn More
Gain experience in research, teaching, and public service dedicated to navigating issues of policy, governance, and public sector reform.Explore all