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What will I learn?

The two-year full-time Master in Public Policy (MPP) programme provides rigorous training for a strong foundation in policy analysis, programme evaluation and management. It is designed for young professionals with up to 5 years of work experience, to meet the demand for skilled policymakers and analysts in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. They demonstrate maturity and commitment towards the public service. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.


The MPP curriculum draws from the disciplines of economics, political science and public management and is complemented by a wide range of specialisation modules and electives.

Common modules focus on imparting knowledge, developing practical skills and promoting interdisciplinary competencies that are critical in the work of public policy practitioners, particularly analysts and researchers.

A key component of the common modules is the Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE). To gain practical experience, MPP students must undertake a public policy or management study for a client in the public, private or not-for-profit sector, in their second year.

Which department am I in?

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
SG$27,950.00 (15,78,204) per year
SG $55,900 for the entire course; Non-subsidised fees SG $22,080 (4 Semesters)
Start date

Expected August 2022


Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

469C Bukit Timah Road,

259772, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

To be considered for the Master in Public Policy programme, you must have either:

  • A National University of Singapore degree with at least 2nd-class honours, upper division or an equivalent degree, such as a 4-year Bachelor degree with an average grade of B or better
  • A good Bachelor degree

English Language Requirements:

  • 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test
  • 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 7.0 on the IELTS academic test

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