The Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) Programme at CPS has been designed to cater to a wide audience. By balancing theory and practice, quantitative and qualitative research methodology, and classroom learning with hands-on exposure, MPP graduates can go on to pursue careers in government, academia, research, advocacy, or as experts in a specific area of policy.

The two-year programme is divided into two parts. During the first two semesters, the focus is on classroom courses. This includes compulsory core courses that cover Public Policy Theory, Public Policy in India, and Research Methodology and Design. Additionally, students are expected to specialise in one of the areas of public policy offered by CPS, as well as choose elective courses relevant to their research. Details of the course structure can be found below.

MPP students are also expected to complete an eight-week internship at a relevant policy organisation. Semesters III and IV are dedicated to completing a research thesis or working on a project (i.e. one thesis/ project in Semester III and one thesis/ project in Semester IV).