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The School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs educates public policy makers, policy analysts, researchers and policy implementers with a commitment to the common good. The young professionals who have graduated from the School perform functions requiring a panoramic view of public affairs, in both the private and public sectors at the local, national, European and international levels, and in a wide range of fields (public administration, consulting, security, defence, health, energy, culture, new technology, etc.).

the school in brief


Masters' programmes

11 policy streams

In addition to the School of Public Affairs' core courses, students are required to choose one policy stream among the following:

  • Digital, New Technology and Public Policy (in English)
  • Economics and Public Policy (in English)
  • Energy, Environment and Sustainability (in English)
  • Europe in the World (only for the Master in European Affairs, in English)
  • Management and Public Affairs (in English)
  • Politics and Public Policy (in English)
  • Social Policy and Social Innovation (in English)
  • Cultural policy and management (in English or in French)
  • Global Health (in French or in English)
  • Security and Defense (in French)
  • Public Administration (in French)

Competitive exams preparation

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Dual degrees

In public policy :

  • AgroParisTech (Paris)
  • Columbia University (New York, USA)
  • École du Louvre (Paris)
  • HEC Paris - Corporate and Public Management
  • Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany)
  • ISAE-Supaero (Toulouse, France)
  • London School of Economics (Londres, United Kingdom)
  • Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto (Canada) (eng.)
  • Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan (France)
  • Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
  • Saint-Gallen University (Switzerland)
  • Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (Japan)

In European Affairs:

  • AgroParisTech (Paris)
  • Freie Universität (Berlin, Germany)
  • ISAE-Supaero (Toulouse, France)
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore)
  • London School of Economics (London, Great Britain)
  • Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan (France)
  • Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
  • Fudan University (Shanghai, China)
  • Saint-Gallen University (Switzerland)

Double master in Public affairs

  • HEC Paris, MPA-MBA

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the school in video

School presentation

Campus Chanel Video 


Where do young graduates work?

Destinations by sector

31% Public administration / public sector
20% Audit - consulting
12% International Organisations, NGOs, Associations
8% Culture
8% Education - Res- Think Tank
7% Technology, Data, Web,Communication
6% Banking- Insurance- Finance
5%Environment, Energy
2% Others (research, entrepreneurship) 

Destinations by role

Public sector consultant, digital transformation, innovation, energy - Parliamentary attaché - Institutional relations manager - Hospital administrator - French or European civil servant - Public law and regulations consultant - Agency consultant - Manager of an arts and culture institution - Government agency director -Development analyst - Museum officer, etc.…

panels (archives in French)

Les métiers d'affaires

Les concours de la fonction publique nationale, territoriale

Les métiers de la sécurité et de la défense

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On the School of Public Affairs website


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Last modified 2020-08-19
The results of the 2021 Graduate Employability Survey on the class of 2019 show that Sciences Po students remain very attractive to employers, with 9 out of 10 graduates in professional activity. Despite a job market facing difficulties, 82% of our 2019 graduates found their first job in less than 6 months, and nearly ¾ of them have a stable profession. There are still just as many (37%) working abroad, in 84 countries. Discover all the results of our survey!
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