About DPP

The Department of Public Policy is CEU’s vibrant hub for public policy research and teaching. A growing department, the DPP currently attracts students from 29 countries and is home to faculty from a dozen nations.The department offers US-accredited graduate programs in public policy at the Master’s and the doctoral levels.


DPP In The Spotlight

DPP student Christina Herrmann was chosen to represent the department at a round table discussion with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the occasion of her visit to Budapest on February 2. The discussion took place at the Andrassy University.



The latest QS survey ranks CEU 42nd in the subject of politics and international studies, represented by various departments including the Department of Public Policy.

CEU moved up from a ranking in the 51-100 category in 2012 and 2011.

With a ranking of 42, CEU came in above Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, City University of Hong Kong, and University of Oslo, among others.


Maha Eskandar, DPP alumna

Year of graduation: 2005

Current position: Advisor on public policy and reform, Iraq, USAID Tarabot, MSI

Read about Maha's career after CEU by clicking here

'...DPP is my most favorite environment. It is very interdisciplinary, with faculty coming from fairly different backgrounds, which makes the seminars very lively and interesting to attend. And it is very informal too, which makes it a fun place to work at...'

Dr. Youngmi KimAssistant Professor, DPP