This Master’s Degree Program is the first accredited program in Romania which aims to prepare future experts in the evaluation of European public policies and programs sector. Furthermore, it was included in the annual survey published by the University of Bern, Switzerland, regarding the master’s degree programs in evaluation of public policies and programs which exist in Europe.

This program continues and develops the project PHARE RO/2005/017-553.05.03 – “The development of a professional evaluation community in Romania”, conducted by NSPSPA along with Deloitte Romania.

Presentation

This program is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programs (4 years). Any field is eligible (agriculture, construction, accounting, economics, engineering, environment, social sciences, tourism and so on).

The program offers students the possibility to acquire information regarding project evaluation and the management of European funds, methods of economic evaluation and social research, theory and practice of public policies and programs evaluation, notions of audit and financial evaluation and so on. Practical skills will be improved through internship programs, lasting between 2 weeks and 3 months, conducted within institutions or organizations such as the Ministry of European Funds, Intermediate Bodies, the Romanian Academic Society, NEA, The National Authority for Scientific Research, The Evaluation Institute, Ernst & Young and so on.

For non-subsidized places, the tuition fee is 500 euro per semester. For this program and as well as for the other ones, we offer a certain number of subsidized and unsubsidised places, which will be announced after we receive the allocation from the Ministry of National Education.

What will I Study?

  1. Theories of Public Policies and Program Evaluation
  2. Public Policy Analysis
  3. Public Communication
  4. Ethics in evaluation
  5. Project Evaluation. European Funds Management
  6. Audit and Financial Evaluation
  7. Public Management
  8. Methods of Economic Evaluation
  9. Methods and Techniques of Social Research
  10. The Policies of European Union
  11. The Evaluation Systems and Methods of the European Union
  12. Practices in Public Policies and Program Evaluation
  13. Social Statistics

The curriculum includes both a number of compulsory courses which are designed to establish or cement notions and fundamental concepts and a number of optional courses from which students can choose those that meet best their interest area.

Curriculum permits you to find out how many courses you have per semester are and how you can take them in order to accumulate 120 credits.

Classes are held in the afternoon, in the center of the capital.

Terms of enrollment

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic essay (5-10 typed pages), in Romanian, English or French. The Paper’s subject is, preferably, a case study from the thematic area:
    • Public policies
    • The policies of European Union
    • Public management
    • The theory of organizations
    • Economic analysis
    • Public administration
    • Transnational corporations

Useful materials:

  • Guide for writing the admission essay (link)
  • Bibliographical suggestions (link)

To assist you, we have created a guide for the elaboration of the academic essay. Within the essay there can be cited 2 or 3 papers from the bibliography, with the mention that the bibliography is not restrictive, rather indicative.

Apply!

For more details about the enrollment process, visit the page dedicated to admission.