Public Administration and Organizational Science

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

Explore core issues in public administration and organizational science. Combine theory with training in methods, and practice in this research master.

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?

Combine studying 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 

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 

• Core themes and modern classics Public Administration and ,Public Management & 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

Mode of education 

We prepare 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. This guarantees you will work in small groups and there will be plenty of room for individual feedback.

Target audience

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 a career as a researcher or policy advisor.

Admission criteria

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 

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, a letter of motivation and a research proposal.

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