GMPA Public Management

Program Overview

▣ Program Title: : Global Master of Public Administration (GMPA) 

▣ Degree: Master of Public Administration (MPA)

▣ Duration: 

1)  Stay Duration: August 27, 2023 ~ December 31, 2024 (17 months of study in Korea) 

     During their 17 months in SNU, students are strongly recommended to complete their thesis. 

2)  Academic duration: September 2022 ~ February 2025 (18 months)

     According to university regulations, the diploma will be issued in February 2025. 

▣ Objectives:

1) To improve the analytical and managerial skills of mid-level public officials in developing countries by offering knowledge about personnel management, public organization, public finances, local government, and policy processes .
2) To train To train public administration professionals to become changing agents for national development who can contribute to the economic and social development of their country, region, and global society.
3) To share  Korean experiences of economic and social development and provide practical knowledge of public management and public sector reforms that accelerated Korea's growth and ultimately assisted mid-level public officials in promoting the advancement of their country. 

▣ Training Institute
Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), Seoul National University (SNU) (

▣ Number of Participants
10 Government Officials 

▣ Language
English fluency that requires no translation 

▣ Accommodations

Seoul National University Dormitory (Gwanak Residence Halls) during  your  stay  in Graduate School  of  Public  Administration, Seoul  National  University  
  ∙ Double occupancy: 2 people per room
  ∙ Each room is equipped with a bed, desk, bookshelf, closet (per person), interphone, and refrigerator.
  ∙ Personal items, including blankets and pillows, are NOT provided.
  ∙ Possessing or using any electric heating appliances is banned.
  ∙ Dormitory facilities: cafeteria, convenient store, snack bars, gym, prayer room for Muslim students
  ∙ Cooking in the dormitory room is prohibited. But in a communal kitchen. 
  ∙ Each residence hall has a shared kitchen on each floor.
  ∙ Each residence hall has a communal laundry area.

Academic Schedule