Efficient and transformative public management methods

FGV EPPG's Master's Program in Public Policy and Government seeks to contribute to the construction of a better governed, more developed and fairer Brazil for all of society. It is with this objective in mind that we form leaders capable of designing public policies that adhere to the pressing needs of citizens, applying public management methods at the frontier of knowledge.

Our masters are prepared to take on great positions and become:

Current and future leadership

By learning theories, concepts and practices aimed at organizations and the country's development.

Researchers able to focus on research with direct application to the real and most urgent needs of society

By carrying out independent research, based on evidence and aligned with the real governance needs of organizations, whether its improving public policies, improving administrative machinery, reducing corruption, or advancing innovation and sustainability.

Masters connected with global academic advancement

For working in networks and connecting with institutions and organizations of global excellence.

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Who is the course for?

One who seek to develop high-profile and high-performance potential, following advances in management, government practices and public policies, to work in governments and public or private organizations.

What to expect?

A complete training that combines theoretical approaches and analysis applied to Political Science, Micro and Macroeconomics, Sociology, Law, Organization Theory and Statistics.

What you will achieve?

Ability to face and solve Public Policy challenges, acting as an innovation leader, with transparency and social commitment.


2 years


Weekly: on Fridays

Degree awarded

Master in Public Policy and Government

Shift and Schedule

Predominantly daytime: from 9 am to 12.20 pm and from 2 pm to 5.20 pm


Public Policy and Government


Edson Kenji Kondo


Benjamin Miranda Tabak

Academic Team


Where we are

FGV Brasília:

Sector of Large North Areas - SGAN
Block 602 - Modules A, B and C
North Wing, DF/Brasilia.
CEP: 70830-020

Coordination Office:

Sector of Large North Areas - SGAN
Block 602 - Modules A, B and C
North Wing, DF/Brasilia.
CEP: 70830-020

Training course for great leaders

The schedule is divided into quarters with weekly classes predominantly on Fridays, from 9 am to 12:20 pm, and from 2 pm to 5:20 pm, at the FGV EPPG Unit in Brasília. There is the possibility of conducting classes on Saturdays or at night during the week depending on the availability of the faculty and interested students. The course consists of four compulsory subjects; four elective subjects; and two research seminar disciplines.



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Credits required for titling

To obtain the title of Master in Public Policy and Government, the student must obtain 34 (thirty-four) credits within the term of 23 (twenty-three) as detailed below:

  • 21 (twenty-one) credits in subjects, 13 (thirteen) credits referring to compulsory subjects and 8 (eight) credits in elective subjects;
  • 4 (four) credits referring to complementary activities;
  • 5 (five) credits in the Dissertation;
  • 4 (four) credits in the Defense of the Dissertation that must be made publicly.

Deadline for completion of the program: 23 (twenty-three) months, including approval and public defense of the Master's Dissertation. Diploma obtained at the end of the course: Master in Public Policy and Government.

Master's Dissertation Defense

To complete the program, the student must prepare a dissertation, arising from research carried out by the student himself, under the supervision of his academic advisor. The master's dissertation must be defended before a public board composed of three doctoral professors, one of whom is the academic advisor himself, a guest professor at the institution and an external member of FGV EPPG. After the above procedures and compliance with the credits, the student may request his Master's degree diploma according to the instructions contained in the Course Regulations.

Public Administration Theories

Scientific Research Methodology

Public Policies: Theory and Analysis

Evidence-based decisions

Research Seminars I and II

Economic Analysis of Law and Public Policies

Sustainable Development: Political Economy and Public Policies

Behavioral Economics and Public Policies

Economics of Education


Structure and Processes of Public Organizations

Macroeconomic Studies of Public Policies and Government

Federalism and Public Policies

Public Institutions

Spatio-temporal statistical models, machine learning and big data in public policies

International Module

Public budget

Public Policies: From Typology to Control

Thematic Seminars or Special Topics

Game Theory for Political Science

Innovative transformation in programs and organizations - Public Institutions

Learn more about the Internal Regulation of the course.

Follow all the steps in progress

The Master course in Public Policy and Government selection will consist of:

Phase 1: Evaluation of the Research Pre-Project

The Research Pre-Project must contain the following elements:

  • Introduction: theme, justification and research problem;
  • Literature revision;
  • Hypothesis and methodology;
  • Schedule;
  • Bibliography.

The Pre-Project must have a minimum of 3 (three) and a maximum of 5 (five) pages in A4 format, with 1.5 spacing between lines, font Times New Roman 12.

Pre-Project Suggestions

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Phase 2: Interview

The selection interviews will take place remotely (online) in the period provided for in the Schedule. The candidate will receive the date and time of the interview via email, which will be conducted through the Zoom platform. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to accompany the call, via email, for the interview.

To participate in the selection process, the applicant must pay the registration fee. To do so, he must register in the system (available from 9/14) and enter his personal data to generate the Boleto Bancário. The registration will be formalized by uploading the documentation below, on the registration page of the Selection Process (www.fgv.br/processoseletivo).


a. Identity document;

b. CPF (if not included in the identity document);

c. Academic / professional curriculum or CNPq Lattes Curriculum (http://lattes.cnpq.br);

d. Undergraduate degree. In the case of a course taken abroad, the document must be consularized by the representative of Brazil (Embassies / Consulates) in the country of origin of the Diploma or booklet, according to the Hague Convention, and presented with a sworn translation. Candidates in the process of completing their Undergraduate course may submit, for enrollment to the Selection Process, a statement with the expected completion of the course (issued less than 60 days ago). For the effective registration, the presentation of the Diploma or Declaration containing the date of graduation is mandatory;

e. Research Pre-Project (item 6);


Additional or alternative documents that may be needed in specific cases

a. Passport (Only for foreign applicants);

b. Social Name Request Form - optional (Annex III);

c. Medical Report: Only people with Disabilities (Annex IV);


About uploading the documentation

1. All documents must be scanned, generated in “PDF” format and attached to the Registration Form.

2. Photos of documents will not be accepted.

3. The maximum size allowed for uploading each document is 1.5MB.

4. Documents that have front and back or more than 1 (one) page must be scanned in a single file (eg: Identity, Passport, Diploma etc.).

5. Candidates should consult the status of the documentation sent through the website www.fgv.br/processoseletivo/mppg, in the Overview menu, in the link Follow your Registration. Documents will be verified within 3 (three) business days after confirmation of payment of the registration fee.

Read the ERRATA of the Published Notice.

Follow the Notice

Check the Selection Process Schedule


“Proteção de dados pessoais

Os dados pessoais solicitados serão utilizados para viabilizar a finalidade de sua inscrição no curso escolhido, sendo ressalvado na forma da Lei a utilização dos mesmos pela FGV para fins de cumprimento de obrigação legal ou regulatória, especialmente as orientações normativas do Ministério da Educação, ou para fins de interesses legítimos à promoção das suas atividades, garantidos os direitos previstos na LGPD.

O Contato do Encarregado de Proteção de Dados Pessoais da FGV e os documentos de adequação estão disponíveis em: https://portal.fgv.br/protecao-dados-pessoais, sendo que se você desejar o exercício de quaisquer direitos relacionados aos seus dados pessoais será necessário clicar e se cadastrar na opção "Conheça o Portal dos Direitos dos Titulares de Dados Pessoais FGV" no link acima.


Values ​​for issuing documents

Common Fees 2019.2

  • Declaration: R$ 15.00
  • Out-of-Term Course Registration: R$ 100.00
  • School History Active Student: R$ 15.00
  • School Records Ex-Students: R$ 30.00
  • Electronic School History: R$ 00.00
  • Course program: R$ 15.00
  • Full course program: R$ 400.00
  • 2nd Copy of Diploma: R$ 350.00
  • 2nd copy Access Card: R$ 30.00
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Common questions

Questions answered about the course

Yes. However, once approved in the Master's selection process, it is necessary to provide proof of completion of graduation for the enrollment to take effect.

No. The MPPG has a special interest in motivated students and seeks to facilitate access to the master's degree. For this, it invites graduates from all areas.

Yes. Please consult the active Selection Process Notice for more information.

Portuguese. In some cases, subjects may be taught in English.

No, but intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended, taking into account that a large part of the theoretical framework adopted in the disciplines is in the English language.

Yes. However, classes are taught exclusively at FGV Brasília once a week, on Fridays. The student must fulfill 75% of frequency to not be disapproved for lack of discipline.

The use of the MPPG courses in another FGV school is subject to the analysis of the Coordination of the destination course. Look for the Coordination of the desired course.

Yes, because the Master's classes are not taught full time. Reserve Fridays during the day to attend classes.

No. According to the rules of the development agencies, it is not allowed to have an employment contract to receive scholarship assistance.


FGV has a cafeteria for students, employees and teachers at the institution on the external ground floor.


All information about the Master's subjects is available here.

Yes, however, the Coordination only authorizes the stop out in exceptional cases by opening a Request with justification. For more information, access the Course Regulations here.

Students who fail to defend their dissertation within the statutory deadline will be removed from the program, leaving their re-entry conditioned to the submission of a new selection process.

You can request to  exempt the subjects taken in the other program through an open application at the Academic Records Secretariat (SRA). The application is subject to analysis by the Coordination, according to the internal criteria of the School.

The advisor is defined by the student in alignment with the Course Coordination and with the express consent of the advisor professor, according to the theme researched by the professor and the student's dissertation proposal. In exceptional cases, the student may change their advisor. Get to know the profile of the Program’s Professors here.

To obtain the title of Master in Public Policy and Government, the student must obtain 34 (thirty four) credits.

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