The Kabul University MPPA program is an initiative of the Higher Education Project, HEP, to create a sustainable, accredited, Masters of Public Policy and Administration degree for Afghanistan. The project is implemented by the University of Massachusetts with financial support from USAID. The curriculum and policies have been redesigned by the MPPA Masters Board Committee from Kabul University and an international team of graduate program specialists. The MPPA Master’s Board Committee welcomes contacts from parties who are interested in teaching in the MPPA program or would like to assist in other ways. The MPPA MBC encourages also public-private partnerships in order to engage practioners and to assure sustainability of the program.
(Members of the MPPA Master’s Board Committee)
The Higher Education Project (HEP) will assist Kabul University in establishing the Graduate Studies Center as a mechanism for providing a home for the MPPA degree as well as serving as a coordination body for all of the other graduate degree programs at Kabul University. The purpose of the Graduate Studies Center will be to standardize degree requirements, entrance procedures, faculty credentials, advising procedures, and to provide quality assurance oversight for all graduate programs at KU.
HEP also oversaw the creation of a new Bachelors of Public Administration Degree program at five regional universities in Afghanistan: Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar and Kabul University.Chancellor Hamidullah Amin from Kabul University and Deputy Minister Babury From the MoHE are both strong supporters of the redesigned MPPA program and are looking forward to receive the first cohort of students. The program is now accepting application for fall 2012.