Program Requirements

General admission requirements of the University

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification

  • English Language admission requirements set out by the University

Program-specific information for applicants

  • Interests and motivations: Applicants should make a strong case for their interest in pursuing a professional degree in public policy

  • Selected applicants will be invited to face-to- face interviews or video conferencing/phone interviews by the admission committee

Program Schedule

  • All students admitted in the MPP program will be required to complete the program on full-time basis.

  • Students should take a minimum of 12 credits and up to a maximum of 15 credits of coursework per regular term.

Program Duration and Class Hour

Full-time program: Normally 2 years

  • All lectures will take place at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

  • Each 3-credit course includes three lecture hours per week.

Credit Transfer

Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may apply for credit transfer or course

substitution of no more than 12 credits.