Master of Public Policy program by FSPPM is the only public policy education program in Southeast Asian to be accredited by NASPAA with the longest accreditation period possible (7 years). NASPAA accreditation brings various education opportunities for students; for instance, with an accredited master degree, students can continue their higher education at international institutions globally, and greater access to research initiatives or student exchange programs with foreign universities in the public policy field.
Excellent and distinguished faculty
FSPPM proudly boasts an established team of faculty members who are distinguished and vocal researchers in Vietnam and worldwide. Lectures and case studies are drawn from faculty's research studies in which understandings of Vietnam policy context are embedded within observable regional and global trends.
Faculty members, comprising of top graduates from leading universities in their respective fields, are diversified in composition. Besides, the school frequently receives international scholars from prominent international universities like Harvard University, Duke University and Tufts University.
In addition to teaching, all faculty actively engaged in research, scholarship, community and public service.
Unique learning styles
From its early days, FSPPM always pioneers exploring innovative educational approaches to enhance and improve learning experiences and outcomes. Case studies and “flipped classrooms” are among the most distinctive initiatives introduced to students at our school.
Case study methods are implemented to confront students with intricate situations in reality, thus requiring them to look at the issue from multiple perspectives and at the same time working on their analytical and leadership skills. Particularly, at Fulbright, students can discuss directly with case writers to obtain first-hand views.
If case study method is a long-standing tradition of FSPPM, “flipped classroom” is a modern teaching approach which is implemented since 2018 to promote independence, creativity and problem-solving skills from students. Learning time is not restricted by hours attending lectures in class but expanded to include pre-class and post-class activities. Channels to obtain knowledge are diversified through video lectures, virtual discussions and multimodal interactions between learners with reading materials, learners with instructors and among learners.
Small-sized class and diversified student base
Over two decades, FSPPM successfully recruits a student base diverse in geographical locations, expertise, background and working experiences. They are policy makers and consultants, university lecturers and research fellows, managers in public, private and non-profit organizations. FSPPM students work in extensive fields including industry, agricultural, mining, environmental, banking, housing, commercial, tourism, airlines, healthcare, education, energy, tax and public administrations. Given their unique background, the diversified students create an enriching learning environment benefitting their classmates. At FSPPM, we place great emphasis on academic integrity, mutual respect and efforts to foster genial ambience between faculty and learners as well as among learners.
Strong alumni network
Joining Fulbright presents you with opportunities to be part of a diversified and high-achieving alumni network which are supportive and helpful to your life and career. Graduation rate of MPP graduates remain stable at 90%. After graduation, our alumni have risen to hold senior leadership positions in central and local government, leading policy makers and consultants in Vietnam, lecturers at many universities, and successful managers in private sector. Members of the alumni network are updated with valuable education and career opportunities or are offered to take part in public policy research projects.
Prime Location in HCMC
FSPPM is based in HCMC – the only megacity and most vibrant economic hub in the country. With its dynamic economy, sophisticated society and cultural diversity, the southern metropolitan originates many national economic reform initiatives.