Public administration

Public Administration program is designed for those students that have obtained  Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and  are willing  to study Public Administration. 

Perspective student shall:

  • Posses Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
  • Pass minimal competency threshold ( A or B type test) in the  Unified Georgian National Master 
  • Pass University level internal admission requirements that consists from these steps :
  • Documentation review: Student should fill in  required document  outlining professional biography.
  • Pass English  language test  (B2 level). Prospective students that  have  obtained B2 level in the  TOEFL or IELTS   exams can be exempted from sitting the exam.
  • Interview with the Admission commission.   At this stage applicant’s knowledge and motivation will be checked.

Placement quotas according to the tests:

  • Test – 25 students
  • B Test – 5 students

Applicant evaluation system during Internal admission procedures:

English Language test: 100 points

Interview: 100 Points

Example of the English language test

Required Documentation:

  • Copy of the Bachelor Diploma
  • Transribt of grades  obtained  at the Bachelor level
  • Filled in Application form
  • Photo 3x4
  • Copy of the ID
  • Copy of the Proof of taking  unified national Master exam.

Application submission:

From 13 September - 4 September 12:00-17:00. Address : Ietim Gurji 9

Documentation can be submitted electronically to the program coordinator

English language test: 3 Sept

Interview: 5 septemer

Study begins: 10 September

Master of Public Administration Program offers:

Public Administration Master’s program   aims to nurture new generation of Public servant who can handle the complex challenges of the Public Sector.

MPA Students will:

  • Learn Public Administration theories, Georgian and Foreign public Administration systems.
  • Master  financial and economical tools  necessary to fulfill Public administration duties.
  • Learn  relevant regulations; principles  and methods of their usage in practice.
  • Obtain knowledge on using  relevant Public Management tools and methods to solve the sustainable development challenges of Georgia.
  • Learn principles of Public Policy  design and implementation   
  • Learn methods and principles of using WDI and Geostat databases   in the process of Public policy making; qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Learn to identify the most important threats to the  national security, formats and methods of utilizing  international partnerships to 
  • Learn effective verbal and communication skills in the public sector.
  • In the framework of the  partnerships with the governmental organizations students will  have opportunity to do internships.

Study process is managed by local practitioner lectures and invited proffesors form the renowned foreign universities

93% of the graduates are employed in the Governmental, private and NGO sectors. Additionally , big part of the program graduates get employed  during in the span of one year after graduation.

Contact person:

David Akhvlediani

MPA program coordinator

Email: d.akhvlediani@gipa.ge

Mob: 995 577 921796

Tel :0322497500

Tuition Fee:

The MPA program lasts  two years. One year of tuition fee is 3700GEL.  Yearly payment can be conducted  in four installments, defined  by semesters. After successfully completing  the program students will be awarded Master Degree in Public Administration.

Financing:

The total  tuition fee for two years equals 7400 GEL. For study financing students can use state scholarships 2250 GEL pers study year. Besides students can be awarded Zurab Zhvania semestal scholarship (1825 GEL). The scholarship is awarded by weighted average of the points: Students GPA (50 %) lecturer nomination (25%) and  participation in the extracurricular activities (25 %).

Study financing opportunities:

Master of Public Administration Program: 2 Year of Tuition fee

Without Government financing: 7400 GEL

During Two years in 8 installments: 925 GEL Per installment

Master of Public Administration program: 2 Year Tuition Fee

With state funding: 7400-4500=2900 GEL

During Two years in 8 installments: 352.5 GEL Per installment

Project for persons with social status:

GIPA and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia are launching a joint social project. The aim of the project is to increase access to education for people with different social status in order to encourage and support them professionally and promote their social integration.

Financing for this project will cover individuals who have passed the unified master's exams and meet one or more of the following social status criteria:

A) Socially vulnerable;

Socially vulnerable persons should submit a certificate issued by LEPL "Social Service Agency" under the state control of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia on registration of "Socially Unprotected Families Database", which should be issued no later than 2 months before university approval.

B) Representative of national minorities;

Representatives of national minorities should present the document confirming registration of the last 5 years in the compact settlement municipalities of national minorities in Georgia, together with a Georgian citizen's certificate.

C) Persons with disabilities;

Persons with disabilities should present the formula 50 / II (copy) of the Medical Social Examination Inspection Act;

D) Internally displaced persons;

Internally Displaced Persons must submit ID cards - IDPs;

E) Georgian nationals of foreign origin (Lazes, deported Meskhs, Fereydan Georgians and others) or foreign citizens who consider themselves Georgian by ethnic origin and have Georgian surname or Georgian linguistic identity;

Foreign citizens of Georgia who consider themselves Georgian by ethnic origin and have Georgian linguistic identity or Georgian linguistic identity should present a neutral identity document or a neutral travel document and resident abroad, foreign citizens, residents of foreign countries (Lazes, deported Meskhs, Fereydan Georgians and others) Document confirming the status of the compatriot;

F) Living in the occupied territories;

Persons residing in the occupied territories must present a certificate of Georgian citizenship, a neutral identity card or a neutral travel document;

G) Living in high mountainous regions;

Persons residing in high mountainous regions should submit a document confirming permanent residence in any high mountain settlement set by the Government of Georgia Decree N671 of December 30, 2015;

D) Members of large families;

Members of large families should submit a certificate or any kind of other documents which will prove the fact that there are five or more sisters, brothers or siblings.

E) Member of the family / family of the deceased for the protection of territorial integrity.

Download MPA program curiculum

Additional Information:

Qualification to be awarded: Master of Public Administration

Level of Education: Master

ECTS requirements: 120 

Study language: Georgian

Program duration: 2 Years

Study organization: Day program

  • I and II semesters: Compulsary and elective subjects
  • III Semester: Compulsary Internship and Policy lab / alternatively  students can benefit from the one of the study mobility programs , study abroad and  do the internship
  • IV Semester: MA Thesis
  • Lectures: Day Module

Language of Instruction:

- Georgian and English

- Most of the educational materials are in English

Study Program:

Name and Surname

Course/Module

1.         

Nana Macharashvili

·          Public Administration and Organizational Theory

·          Public Policy Analysis and Implementation

2.         

Davit Jandieri

·          Foundations of Public Law

3.         

Nino Gonashvili

·          Human Resources Management in the Public Sector

4.         

Tsira Elisashvili

·          Cultural Heritage Management

5.         

Mariam Sekhniashvili

·          Qualitative Research Methods and Academic writing

6.         

Zhana Antia

·          Statistics for the Public Servants

7.         

Tsisana Khundadze 

·          Statistics for the Public Servants

8.         

Elisabeth Sopromadze

·          Public Administration and Organizational Theory

9.         

George Bakradze

·          Fundamentals of Economics

10.       

David Kiziria

·          Electronic Governance and Services in the Public Sector

11.       

Archil Gersamia

·          Public Finance/ Tax policy

12.       

Marine Ioseliani

·          Effective communication in the Public Service

13.       

Ana Gorgodze 

·          Effective communication in the Public Service

14.       

Tamar Koberidze

·          NGO Management

·          Political Lobbyism and Advocacy

15.       

Tengiz Phkaladze

·          Art  of  Negotiations and it’s Management

16.       

Mikheil  Darchiashvili

·          Foreign Policy Management: National Security Challenges and NATO Integration

17.       

Nikoloz Janjgava

·          State Risk Management

18.       

Natalia Alkhazishvili

·          Sustainable Development and Challenges for the Governance

19.       

Nino Antadze

·          Qualitative Research Methods and Academic writing

20.       

Tamar Zhvania 

·          Election Technologies and Political Research

21.       

Tea Loladze

·          Regulatory Environment Assessment   (RIA))

To finalize their studies, students are required to do compulsory internship in the Georgian government organization. Current program partners are:  

Georgian Parliament

Tbilisi City Council

GIPA’s school of government has number of international partners where MPA students can study in the framework of Erasmus+ or bilateral study agreements.

  1. Partnership with the University of Wroclaw (Poland)

GIPA’s  MPA  program offers dual degree opportunities in Public Administration and Political Science:

  • I and II semester GIPA
  • III semester university of Wrocal
  • IV semester GIPA

After graduation from the Program students are awarded MPA degree from GIPA and MA degree in Political science from the Wroclaw University:

  1. In the framework of the Erasmus + agreements MPA students can travel in the Salzburg  University

I and II semester – GIPA

III semester – University of Salzburg

IV semester – GIPA

After graduation of the program  GIPA students  receive MPA diploma from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs

  1. Partnership with the Bocconi University

In the framework of the Double degree agreements  GIPA students  can obtain double MPA degree from the university of Bocconi and   GIPA

  • I and II semester: GIPA
  • III and IV semester – Bocconi school of Management

After graduation students are awarded:

MPA degree from the Bocconi University and MPA degree from GIPA

  1. Partnership with the University of Hamburg

IN the framework of the  bilateral partnership agreement between GIPA and Hamburg university   GIPA MPA students can travel  in the Hamburg university in the III semester of the studies

  • II semester GIPA

III semester - Hamburg university

IV semester - GIPA

After graduation from the program  students will be awarded Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Lecturers

Giorgi Bakradze

Giorgi Bakradze

Principles of Economics, Internatio ...

Davit Akhvlediani

Davit Akhvlediani

Davit Jandieri

Davit Jandieri

Head of MA Program in Public Admini ...

Mariam Sekhniashvili

Mariam Sekhniashvili

Head of MA Program in Public Relati ...

Elisabed Sopromadze

Elisabed Sopromadze

Local Self-Government and Public Ad ...

Anano Gorgodze

Anano Gorgodze

Public Speaking, Presentation Skill ...

Nato Alkhazishvili

Nato Alkhazishvili

Mikheil Darchiashvili

Mikheil Darchiashvili

Foreign and defense policy

Patrick Mertens

Patrick Mertens

Tamar Koberidze

Tamar Koberidze

Tsira Elisashvili

Tsira Elisashvili

Head of MA Programs In Public Polic ...

Contact Us

  • Ietim Gurji #9, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia
  • 032 2 49 75 00
  • study@gipa.ge