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Master’s Programme 'Public Administration'

This programme trains graduates to work in federal state agencies, local government, state and municipal institutions, public sector entities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and various analytical structures, as well as private firms that often do business with government agencies.

A distinctive feature of the programme is that brings in public administration professionals to teach, thereby allowing students to develop relevant skills in public administration in combination with fundamental theoretical knowledge.

Over the course of more than 15 years, around 500 students have graduated from the programme, and most of them have built successful careers in the public sector.

The programme is internationally accredited by the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA). It is the first and, so far, the only programme in Russia that meets the highest European standards.


2 years
Full-time Programme
185 000 –
370 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2019
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
Instruction in Russian

Aug 12 – Sep 22

Application Call for Study Abroad Programmes Is Open


Illustration for news: Gender and Governance International Conference at the University of Helsinki

Gender and Governance International Conference at the University of Helsinki

On March 28-29th, the Gender and Governance International Conference, jointly organized by the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) and the Research group 'Comparative Study of the Situation of Women and Men in Public Authorities' from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Higher School of Economics (Moscow), was held in Helsinki. Members and Heads of the HSE study group and researchers and professors from the University of Helsinki presented their reports at the event.

Teaching Quality Assessment: Module 1

Untill October 21 (23:59) HSE students have an opportunity to assess the quality of their teachers’ work.

Illustration for news: Registration for HSE Electives Is Open

Registration for HSE Electives Is Open

Electives are open to HSE students as well as students of other Moscow universities and people who have a general interest in the subject.

DeCAn faculty visited University of Tromsø

Dean of DeCAn laboratory Professor F. Aleskerov with our faculty have visited The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway from September 10 to September 17 for a joint work with UiT on the project "High North Economics: Learning how economists work and think in Russia and Norway using theoretical models and laboratory experiments". 

Illustration for news: HSE Joins Top 50 in QS Rankings of Young Universities

HSE Joins Top 50 in QS Rankings of Young Universities

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has taken 48th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking. Furthermore, it is the sole Russian academic institution in this ranking.