SNU-KOICA Global Master of Public Administration (GMPA) was launched in September 2011 with a combined effort of Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), Seoul National University (SNU) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to contribute the capacity-building efforts of developing countries and to enhance economic and social development.
The GMPA program also began to educate the Korean public officials and professionals. All the lectures, and academic administration for GMPA students are conducted in English.
The GMPA program for the public officials of developing countries lasts for 16 months. And the GMPA program for Korean public officials is designed to study the first year in SNU and then continue their study in one of our collaborating universities of their choice, the world class universities that have signed a MOU with our school, for the following year to earn dual MPA degrees from both institutes.
Since the GMPA program was first launched in September 2011, we have been accepting about 15 and 20 selected public officials from developing countries each year and about 15 selected public officials of the Korean Government from September 2014.
So far 45 participants from 32 different countries graduated from the GSPA-SNU. And 31 participants from 22 different countries and 23 participants from the Korean Government (including 13 participants studying in USA) now attend the GMPA program as of January 2016.