Public Administration and Organizational Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Public Administration and Organizational Science

Policy research? PhD? Find out by exploring core issues in public administration and organizational science. Combine theory with training in methods, and practice.

Combine work on the theory of public administration, policy, organizations, and public management with in-depth training in research methods, philosophy, and practice. Get ready for further research in public administration and organizational science in the form either of a PhD or of policy-oriented work.

Deepen your knowledge of public administration and policy, organizational culture, communication and strategic human resource management.

EUR is a highly regarded school with top faculty in a dynamic and forwardlooking city. Work with the most prominent researchers, and move on to an academic career in public administration and the organizational sciences, a career in research, or a career in policy in the public sector.

Why study a Research Master in Public Administration in Rotterdam?

Why a Research Master in Public Administration?

This programme combines the theoretical study of public administration, policy, organizations and public management with an in-depth research training focusing on methods, philosophy, and practice. It aims at preparing students for further practice of public administration and organizational science research either in the form of an advanced PhD programme or policy-oriented research.

Career opportunities Research Master in Public Administration

Career opportunities Research Master in Public Administration This master programme prepares you for an academic career in the field of Public Administration and Organizational Sciences (e.g., a PhD programme or research traineeship at a university or academic institute). Alternatively, you could embark on a career as a researcher with a Dutch or international research institute, a professional organization or government institution.

Curriculum Research Master in Public Administration

Curriculum Research Master in Public Administration
  • Core themes and modern classics Public Administration
  • Core themes and modern classics Public Management and Organization
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Statistics and Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Research Strategy and Design
  • Survey Research
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Social Transformations and Public Governance
  • Qualitative Data Collection
  • Research Seminar: Academic Practice and Research Reporting
  • Applied Policy Research and Research Methods

Mode of education Research Master in Public Administration

Mode of education Research Master in Public Administration

This programme combines the theoretical study of public administration, policy, organizations and public management with an in-depth research training focusing on methods, philosophy, and practice. It aims at preparing students for the further practice of public administration and organizational science research either in the form of PhD research, or in the form of policy-oriented research. We accept max. 15 students.

Target audience Research Master in Public Administration

Target audience Research Master in Public Administration If you are you interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of Public Administration and Organizational Science, and if you also find research particularly appealing, then this two-year research master programme is the thing for you. This master offers thorough theoretical and methodological grounding and prepares you for your own research project, and a career as a researcher or policy advisor.

Admission criteria Research Master in Public Administration

Admission criteria Research Master in Public Administration Applicants should have knowledge of, and insight and skills in issues of Public Administration and Public Organizations, and of research methods. More formally: an honours degree, or in-depth knowledge of theory and research in the domain and proven excellence in conducting research at bachelor’s degree level, is a prerequisite.

Application Research Master in Public Administration

Application Research Master in Public Administration An Admissions Committee assesses candidates on the basis of a portfolio. The portfolio contains proof of the candidates’ knowledge and skills in Public Administration and Organizational Science, of Research Methods, and relevant extra-curricular experience. Besides, the Admissions Committee will require a letter of motivation in which the candidates motivate their application, and a research proposal.