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Master in Public Administration (MPA) 

Master in Public Administration (MPA) 

MSc - Master Degree
School of Social and Political Sciences
Time period 
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-Ef 2095/2011
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The MPA - Public Administration prepares students with a solid training in the area, in a multidisciplinary perspective, which allows deepening knowledge and developing skills in the following areas: Public Administration, Health Administration and Local Government Administration. It allows for various research options, including the areas of public governance and public administration reform, public management and public policies, among others.

It develops the necessary skills to perform qualified functions in Central, Regional and Local Public Administration, Public Institutes, Foundations and Associations, Non-Profit Organizations, Public and Private Companies, and International Organizations. The Mestrado Degree's degree has demonstrated a high and sustained demand at a national and international level, with particular emphasis on the Lusophone space. The environment is highly stimulating and is complemented by the participation of foreign guest speakers and researchers, conferences and other events open to students.


To deepen skills on matters of Public Administration in its multiple aspects, allowing to strengthen capacities to develop management functions and for decision making in Public Administration;
Qualify for public management, developing skills based on the best practices of the public sector, crucial to the challenges of public administration reform;
Orienting towards specialization paths, namely in Health Administration, in order to Mestrado Degree the theoretical and practical tools necessary for the application of knowledge in specific areas of Public Administration with high levels of professional demand;
Strengthen research skills with advanced theoretical, analytical and methodological perspectives to support the conduct of research projects, strengthening skills for the pursuit of advanced studies (Doutoramento Degree in Public Administration in the Specialties of Administration and Public Policy and Health Administration).

National Admission Exams 
Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent, and, preferably, with 3 years of professional work experience. Holders of a professional or scientific curriculum, duly recognized by the Scientific Council.
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
Fee - remaining years (indicative) 

International Access

Fee - 1st year (indicative) 
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