To meet the growing demand characterized by strong professional performance in segments of the Brazilian public sector, FGV EBAPE launched, in 2012, the Master’s in Public Administration (MAP), in the professional mode. It consists of a Stricto Sensu graduate program, based on the guidelines of CAPES – Coordination for Improvement of Higher-Education Personnel of the Ministry of Education (Ordinance 080/98), which enables students to conciliate it with their professional activity and transfer knowledge to public organizations and society.

The purpose of the course is to train leaders in the Brazilian public sector, enabling new masters to provide consulting and high-level leadership or management functions, as well as advancing in their academic career.

The Master’s in Public Administration is aimed at high-level directors, managers and professionals who work in public agencies of direct and indirect Administration, in the various spheres of government.



The course is offered in the nighttime period and is completed in 22 months, with approval and defense of the Final Thesis. Classes start in February of each year, with a curriculum structure divided into quarters.


This mode has the same curriculum structure as the Regular Class, except for the calendar. In this case, the subjects are taught in concentrated modules lasting one week and at intervals of approximately six weeks. Classes start in August each year and are an opportunity for people living and working outside the city of Rio de Janeiro. The course has a duration of 22 months. Total number of weeks: 12.


The evaluation of the Graduate Programs of the Coordination for Improvement of Higher-Education Personnel (CAPES) includes the annual monitoring and the three-year evaluation of the performance of all the programs and courses that make up the National Graduate Studies System (SNPG). This evaluation system serves as an instrument for the university community in the search for a standard of academic excellence for national Master’s degrees and PhDs.

CAPES Evaluation: Created in 2012, the Professional Master’s in Public Administration received the rating 4 by CAPES, the highest rate achieved by a Stricto Sensu program in its first evaluation.



FGV EBAPE has the international EQUIS accreditation of the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS-EFMD), one of the most important certifications in the academic world today. In Brazil, only three institutions have this seal besides FGV EBAPE.
This credential considers well-structured programs, balance between academic quality and the market, and especially, commitment to the international corporate world. Its main purpose, linked to the mission of EFMD, is to raise the standard of education management worldwide.



FGV EBAPE is among the institutions that meet the most demanding international levels of quality in teaching and research. The Professional Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MAP) was the first stricto sensu graduate course in public administration in Brazil and Latin America to receive the accreditation from the International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training (ICAPA). This international recognition, governed by the rules of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), is granted to institutions with the highest standards of education and training in Public Administration.



The Public Policy research line seeks to analyze the cycles of formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and programs and the effects that institutions and political systems have on these processes. It includes new approaches in public policies: inter-sectorality, social networks, and cross-sectionality. It favors empirical analysis in areas such as social policy, technological innovation, public safety, environment and sustainability, public finances, population, and citizenship. Developmental orientation is present in the subjects related to social, economic and cultural policies.


The Governance and Public Administration research line seeks to understand the dynamics of administration, based on an intra- and inter-organizational approach. The intra-organizational dimensions address issues such as budgeting, planning, governmental and organizational analysis, innovation, and governance of public organizations, favoring the contextualization of Brazilian specificities. The focus of governance is present in the study of the dynamics of State-Society relations, focusing on social management and new forms of provision and management of public services, through partnerships with the private or tertiary sector, as well as administration and development.


FGV EBAPE has an internationalization strategy that aims to consolidate its position in the global environment as an internationally renowned center of excellence in education and quality research in the field of administration.

To this end, it offers several short- and medium-term exchange programs, in which students have the opportunity to study abroad during their course, in the best business schools of the FGV EBAPE partner network.

With these programs, exchange students can study subjects equivalent to those of MAP abroad – without additional tuition costs* – which will be included in their academic transcript on their return.

International modules are developed by FGV EBAPE’s International Relations department, which manages international agreements and supports students who wish to gain an international experience. Click here for more information.

Types of Modules:

Short Programs: Five (5), fifteen (15) or thirty (30) days

Conventional: Three (3) or six (6) months

FGV EBAPE’s Master’s Courses also have the Visiting Professor program.

 This activity hosts professors from foreign universities affiliated with the School for seminars, workshops, lectures and subjects that are offered to students at the School itself.

* Airfare, lodging, travel, meal and personal expenses will be the student’s responsibility.

Selection Process





Registration with discount

29/07 to 13/09/19 until 6 p.m.

Registration without discount

After 6 p.m., from 13/09 to 28/10/19, until 6 p.m.

Registration formalization(document upload)

29/07 to 28/10/19

Submission of medical records for applicants with disabilities

29/07 to 28/10/19

Social Name Application Form

29/07 to 28/10/19

Written Tests


Publication of the answer sheet


Result of the 1st Phase/Call for Interview



02/12 to 06/12/19

Publication of the Final Results


Document Upload and Enrollment Scheduling

16/12/19 to 15/01/20


16/12/19 to 16/01/20

Enrollment – Reclassified applicants

21/01 to 24/01/20

Enrollment Cancellation Period

22/01 to 24/01/20

Beginning of Classes – Face-to-face


Access the selection public notice (only portuguese)

Access the Course Regulations

The selection process for joining the the Professional Master’s program in Public Administration takes place annually, in the 1st semester. The selection will consist of written tests (math, English, and writing), CV analysis, and interview with the candidate.

The applicant may also submit the result of the Test replacing the tests applied by the School, except for the composition test, which is mandatory.

To participate in the selection process, the applicant must pay the registration fee. To do this, the applicants must sign up in the system (available from August 1) and enter their personal data to create the bank payment slip. The registration will be formalized by uploading the following documentation on the registration page of the Selection Process:

  1. Identity Document;
  2. Passport (foreign applicants);
  3. Lattes/CNPq Curriculum (, attaching copies of the most relevant works, where available (optional);
  4. Curriculum Vitae;
  5. Social Name Application Form;
  6. Medical Report (Persons with Disabilities);
  7. Undergraduate Diploma. For courses taken abroad, the document must be presented including consularization or apostille, according to the Hague Convention, in addition to the sworn translation;
  8. Applicants in the final phase of an Undergraduate course may submit, for registration to the Selection Process, a statement with the estimated date of completion of the course (issued less than 60 days). For the registration to take place, it will be mandatory to present the Diploma or statement containing the graduation date;
  9. Score grade in test ANPAD exams (optional):
  1. All documents and other materials must be scanned, saved in PDF format and attached to the Registration Form.
  2. The maximum upload size allowed for each document is 1.5 MB.
  3. Photos of documents and materials will not be accepted.
  4. Documents that are double-sided or longer than one (1) page must be scanned in a single file (e.g. ID, passport, Diploma, etc.).
  5. Applicants should consult the status of the documentation submitted through the website, on the “Visão Geral” menu, “Acompanhe sua inscrição” link. The documents will be verified within three (3) business days.
  6. The applicant has the option to take the written exam at FGV EBAPE (Rio de Janeiro) and the FGV Brasilia Unit.

Selection process Registration Fee:
One hundred and twenty reais (R$120.00) for bank payment slips issued from 29/07 to 13/09/19, until 6 p.m.
One hundred and fifty reais (R$150.00) for bank payment slips issued from 13/09/19 to 28/10/2019, until 6 p.m.
The Selection Process registration fee may be paid by credit card, at bank branches or via Internet, until the payment deadline set by the bank.

Note: FGV has very strict rules regarding the clothing of people who transit its facilities. The entry of people wearing shorts, miniskirts and/or sandals will not be allowed.

Open Day – Course Presentation Lecture

During the selection process, the MAP Coordination will promote the Open Day, an informative session in which applicants interested in the course will have the opportunity to learn more about School facilities, the professors, and the research programs, as well as obtaining more detailed information about the program and exchange experiences with students and alumni.



The Professional Master’s in Public Administration – Regular and Intensive Classes – does not offer scholarships. There is a 10% discount for FGV Management MBA or Graduate alumni.
Payment can be made in installments or in a single payment.

Single payment (full amount):  R$ 69.796,00

Discount – 10% off the program value for FGV MBA or Graduate alumni:
Single payment (full amount): R$ 62.816,40

  • Alketa Peci – PhD from FGV EBAPE
  • Armando Cunha – PhD from the Higher Institute of Labor and Business Sciences (ISCTE), Lisbon/Portugal
  • Bernardo Farjado – PhD from FGV EBAPE
  • Carla Danielle Monteiro Soares – PhD from FGV EBAPE
  • Carlos Pereira – PhD from the University of Oxford
  • Cesar Zucco – PhD from the University of California (UCLA)
  • Daniela Campello – PhD from the University of California (UCLA)
  • Diego de Faveri – PhD from FGV EBAPE
  • Edson Kenji Kondo – PhD from Harvard University
  • Fátima Bayma – PhD from UFRJ
  • Francisco Gaetani – PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Hélio Arthur Irigaray – PhD from FGV EAESP
  • Humberto Falcão Martins – PhD from FGV EBAPE
  • Joaquim Rubens – PhD from FGV EBAPE
  • José Henrique Paim – Notório Saber from UFRGS
  • Kaizô Beltrão – PhD from Princeton University
  • Luiz Antonio Joia – PhD from COPPE/UFRJ
  • Octavio Amorim Neto – PhD from the University of California (UCSD)
  • Paulo Motta – PhD from the University of North Carolina (UNC)
  • Ricardo Lopes Cardoso – PhD from FEA-USP
  • Robert Gregory Michener – PhD from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Roberto Pimenta – PhD from FGV EBAPE
  • Yuna Fontoura – PhD from FGV EBAPE

  • Claudia Costin – Master in Economics Applied to Administration from FGV EAESP
  • Fernando Tenório – PhD from UFRJ
  • Flávio Alcoforado – PhD from FGV EAESP
  • Henrique Guilherme Carlos Heidtmann Neto – PhD from FGV EAESP
  • Joana Monteiro – Managing Director of the Institute of Public Security (ISP) of the State of Rio de Janeiro
  • Luiz Alberto dos Santos – Special Advisor to Senator José Pimentel (PT-CE)


Academic Coordinator
Prof. Francisco Gaetani

Assistant Coordinator
Prof. Roberto da Costa Pimenta



The curriculum structure is based on four compulsory subjects; seven elective subjects; and one Intervention/Career Guidance subject – each worth two credits.

Total credits for the degree:

  • Subjects: Twenty-four (24) credits;
  • Dissertation: Eleven (11) credits;
  • Reference: One (1) credit = 15h;
  • Total: Thirty-five (35) credits.

Program completion deadline: Twenty-two (22) months, including the approval and public defense of the final thesis.


  • Face-to-face classes: Curriculum structure divided into quarters with weekly classes;
  • Period: nighttime – 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.;
  • Total course duration: 22 months;
  • Beginning of the selection process: 2nd semester;
  • Diploma obtained at the end of the course: Master in Public Administration.


  • Face-to-face classes: 12-week modules;
  • Interval between face-to-face meetings: approximately six weeks;
  • Period: full time – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.;
  • Total course duration: 22 months;
  • Beginning of the selection process: 1st semester;
  • Diploma obtained at the end of the course: Master in Public Administration.


To complete the program, the student must prepare a final thesis, which may take the form of a dissertation, emerging from field research conducted by the student, under the guidance of the academic professor. The final thesis will be prepared in one of the following formats:

  1. dissertation;
  2. in-depth case study;
  3. diagnostic report and analysis.

The final thesis should be defended before a public board consisting of three doctoral professors, comprising the advisor of the permanent faculty of MAP, one visiting professor of the institution, and one professor from outside FGV EBAPE.

To perform the defense and complete the course, the student must have their final thesis approved, complete the twenty-six (26) credits required and obtain a minimum final grade of seven (7.0), considering the complete set of subjects taken (compulsory and elective).

Following the above procedures, the students may request for their Master’s Diploma.




Public Policy

Public Policy

Public Administration Theories

Governance and Public Administration

Government, State and Society

Public Policy & Governance and Public Administration

Research Methodology

Public Policy & Governance and Public Administration




Research Methodology


Quantitative Methods Applied to Decision Making in the Public Sector


Substantive Elective Subjects (eight subjects to choose from)


Public Sector Budget

Organizational Analysis and Public Policy (AOPP)

Organizations, Diversity and Labor Relations

Social Management and Control

Ethics and Culture

Structure and Processes in Public Organizations

In-Depth Case Study (EAC)

Teaching Strategy

Administration & Public Policy Laboratory I

Governance of Public and Tertiary-Sector Organizations

Planning of Public Organizations

Case Study Methods

Administration & Development

Financial Accounting in the Public Sector

Networks in Public Administration

Brazilian Political System: Institutions and Public Policy

Governance for Results

Collaborative Governance


Inequality, Poverty and Politics

Organizational Analysis and Public Policy (AOPP)

In-Depth Case Study (EAC)

Political Economy of Latin America

Regulatory Policy

Public Policy and Population

Defense Policy and Military Organizations

Administration & Public Policy Laboratory II

Evidence-Based Public Policy Design

Quantitative Methods Applied to Decision Making in the Public Sector

Public Policy, Environment and Sustainability

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability

Brazilian Politics: Social Policy

Good Governance and Public Transparency

* The elective subjects will be offered according to faculty availability and number of students interested.


In-Depth Case Study (EAC)

Organizational Analysis and Public Policy (AOPP)

Contact us

Academic Supervisor
Roberta Guimarães

Academic Analyst
Ana Carolina Araujo

21 3083-2722 / 2723
Praia de Botafogo, 190 – 5º floor
Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro

+55 21 3083-2754