To meet growing demand for professionals in different parts of the Brazilian public sector, in 2012 FGV EBAPE launched its Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MAP). This is a master’s course based on guidelines established by the Brazilian Education Ministry’s graduate education support agency, CAPES (Ordinance 80 of 1998). It enables students to balance their professional activities and to transfer knowledge to public sector organizations and society.

The aim of the course is to turn out leaders in Brazil’s public sector. The course’s graduates can provide consulting advice, work as directors or managers in the civil service or advance in their academic career.

The Master’s in Public Administration is designed for directors, managers and other high-level professionals who work in the civil service and at government agencies, at different levels of government.


The course is offered in the evening and it is completed in 22 months, after the end-of-course paper has been approved and defended. The classes begin in February of each year and the curricular structure is split into quarters.


CAPES, the Brazilian Education Ministry’s graduate education support agency, monitors all graduate programs and courses that are part of the National Graduate Courses System (SNPG) annually and evaluates their performance every three years. These evaluations are a parameter used by university students when looking for academic excellence for master’s and doctorate courses in Brazil.

CAPES evaluation: Created in 2012, the Professional Master’s in Public Administration received a score of 4 from CAPES, the highest score ever received by a master’s or PhD course in its first evaluation.

Internationally Recognized Quality

FGV EBAPE is certified by the world’s foremost accreditation organizations in the field of administration. These accreditations attest to the world-class excellence of programs offered by administration and business schools. FGV EBAPE is certified by the world’s three leading accreditation organizations:
1.    AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
2.    EQUIS/EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
3.    ICAPA (International Commission on Accreditation of Public Administration Education and Training)








The Public Policy research area 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 policymaking, namely intersectionality, social networks and transversality. It favors empirical analysis in areas such as social policies, technological innovation, public security, the environment and sustainability, public finance, population and citizenship. Subjects related to social, economic and cultural policies are focused on development.

The Governance and Public Administration research area seeks to understand the dynamics of administration from intra and inter-organizational perspectives. Intra-organizational dimensions address issues such as budgeting, planning, governmental and organizational analysis, innovation and governance of public organizations, while reflecting the context of Brazil’s specific characteristics. A focus on governance is present in the study of the dynamics of state-society relations, emphasizing social management and new forms of providing and managing public services via partnerships with the private or third sector, as well as administration and development.


FGV EBAPE has an international interaction strategy aimed at consolidating its position on the global stage as an internationally renowned center of excellence in education and research in the field of administration.

Accordingly, it has several short and medium-term exchange programs, giving students the chance to study abroad during their course at the best business schools in FGV EBAPE’s network of partners.

Through these programs, students can study subjects that are equivalent to those offered by MAP abroad, without paying any extra monthly fees,* and upon their return, these subjects will be included in their transcript.

These international modules are developed by FGV EBAPE’s International Relations Department, which administers international agreements and supports students who wish to have an international experience. For more information, click here.

Types of Modules:
Short Programs: 5 (five), 15 (fifteen) or 30 (thirty) days
Conventional: 3 (three) or 6 (six) months







FGV EBAPE’s master’s courses also feature the Visiting Professor Program. This activity receives professors from foreign universities affiliated with the school to participate in seminars, workshops, talks and subjects offered to students at the school itself. 
* Spending on airline tickets, accommodations, transfers, meals and personal expenses are students’ responsibility.


Selection Process



The selection process to join the Professional Master’s in Public Administration Program’s Regular Course takes place annually, in the second half of the year, and it will happen entirely online. 

The process will consist of: ONLINE tests (mathematics, English and writing), resume analysis and an interview with the candidate.

Candidates may also present their ANPAD Test results instead of the tests given by the school, except in the case of the writing test, which is mandatory.

To participate in the selection process, candidates must pay the application fee. To do so, they must register with the system and give their personal details to generate a bank payment slip. Applications will be formalized by uploading the documentation below on the selection process applications website:

•   Photo ID; 
•   Passport (foreign candidates); 
•   Lattes/CNPq resume (optional);
•   Standard resume; 
•   Undergraduate degree diploma. In the case of a degree awarded outside Brazil, the document must be certified by a Brazilian embassy or consulate in the country where it was issued or certified in accordance with the Hague Convention, and presented together with a certified translation; 
•   In order to apply for the selection process, candidates who are close to completing their undergraduate degree may present a declaration predicting when they will obtain their diploma (issued less than 60 days before). To matriculate, candidates must present their diploma or declaration specifying their graduation date; 
•   Ranking and score in the ANPAD Test within the period of validity (optional).

For details about the documentation to sign up for the selection process, click here to see the public notice.

Complementary Information:
1.   All the documents and other materials must be scanned, saved in PDF format and attached to the Application Form.
2.   The maximum permitted size of each uploaded document is 1.5 MB.
3.   Photos of documents and materials will not be accepted.
4.   Double-sided documents or documents containing more than one page must be scanned and turned into a single file (e.g. photo ID, passport, diploma, etc.)
5.   Candidates should consult the status of the documentation they submit at, in the Overview menu, via the Track Your Application link. The documents will be verified within 3 (three) working days.
6.   Candidates can choose to do the written exam at FGV EBAPE (in Rio de Janeiro) or at FGV’s site in Brasilia.

Open Day – Course Presentation Lecture

Our webinar is an online informative session conducted by the course coordinator, giving potential applicants the opportunity to learn about the program’s structure and ask questions.

Date: October 22, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Click here  to sign up.





Students who have completed any of FGV’s non-degree graduate programs will be given a 10% (ten percent) discount.

  • 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

Raquel Freitas 
Phone: (55 21) 3083 2727

Academic Analyst

Ana Carolina Araujo 
Phone: (55 21) 3799 2722