The unprecedented historical circumstances of the 21st century, manifested in climate change, the effects of technological disruptions and advances in biotechnology present new challenges and dilemmas for humanity. At the national level, for example, there is a need to propose new governance schemes, the fight against poverty and corruption; We also need mechanisms to address exponential technological change and its multiple effects, for example on the future of employment, cybersecurity and technological inclusion. Students in this program will address these and other topics of public interest, having the opportunity to develop in an environment of academic excellence and simultaneously propose innovative solutions to various public problems that oppose the economic and social development of the country.

Given the above, this program seeks to generate knowledge from the field of Social Sciences and Government through high quality applied and transdisciplinary research, to create public entrepreneurship projects capable of influence some of the most relevant public transformations in the current environment, considering its challenges and opportunities. Thus, it seeks to provide a platform for the training of transformative leaders who will contribute to the solution of the most critical public problems facing our country and the world.

This program aims to train independent researchers with capacities, knowledge, and skills to:

  • Propose, develop, and evaluate national and international research projects in their specialty area.
  • Generate new knowledge in the field of social sciences and government.
  • Use frontier technology and prospective methods to develop high-impact public ventures.

Given the transdisciplinary nature and innovation component, this program is not limited to the selection of candidates specialized in specific disciplines, but rather to their trajectory and the potential impact of their proposal for public entrepreneurship projects, through research that contributes to the development and social improvement of the country. In particular to:

  • Citizens who seek to face the most pressing challenges and needs, following a logic of public entrepreneurship and frontier technologies.
  • Public servants who want to contribute innovative initiatives to their work within the Government.
  • Citizens with an exceptional and proven track record in public transformation processes that require key skills or resources to materialize their vision of change.
  • Professionals who are practicing in the private, public, or social sector, whose interests or labor needs require developing innovative solutions.
  • People interested in creating higher-level public value through applied research, the use of technologies, and public entrepreneurship.

Tecnológico de Monterrey seeks to integrate a new generation of students in all its graduate programs, who have completed their undergraduate studies and distinguished themselves by being: talented, enthusiastic people, committed to the development of their environment and to the well-being of society; people who have the potential to successfully complete their graduate program and become leaders with entrepreneurial spirit, human sense and internationally competitive.

Therefore, for admission, the applicant participates in a complete selection process that considers:

  • The result of the Admission Test for Postgraduate Studies (PAEP).
  • The overall grade point average (GPA) in their undergraduate studies.
  • Each School may have additional requirements.


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4 years


Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública Monterrey

Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública Santa Fe



After completing their studies, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of theoretical and methodological knowledge of the Social Sciences that allows them to participate in the most relevant public challenges from a transdisciplinary perspective and a logic of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Carry out research in your specialty area that contributes new knowledge of relevance for the advancement of the transformation of the public sphere.
  • Hold public office under a specialized approach in analytical methods, government innovation, and civic technologies with a critical and comprehensive vision of their context.
  • Apply and generate interdisciplinary knowledge as consultants and directors in the areas of data science and innovation in the public and private sectors.
  • Perform as representatives and analysts of international organizations, being able to identify relevant data and the use of technologies for the development of applied research projects.
  • Develop own companies that promote solutions to unpublished problems, which are capable of solving innovative proposals.

Area of Specialization

In this program, the student, following their research interests, can choose one of the three lines of research. These lines of research correspond to the investigation group in which the academic faculty of the program is organized.

- Innovation and public entrepreneurship.

This line of research constitutes a space for the development of ventures with the potential to transform people's lives in real environments, designed to enable individual and collective innovation processes that contribute to the construction of a fairer society.

- Emerging technologies for public transformation.

This line of research constitutes a space for the management and implementation of state-of-the-art technology for the analysis of the social panorama to generate knowledge that contributes to the solution of public problems. Currently, it would be a disadvantage to miss out on the potential of using emerging technologies (big data, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain, etc.) as part of the analytical skills of the social landscape or as design tools for public politics.

- Prospective methods and future studies (ethics, technology, and society).

This line of research provides essential tools to understand the complexity and speed of the current historical moment in the ethical, technological, and social dimensions of life. It also makes it possible to take advantage of the rapid technological change and to foresee dystopian scenarios. In this research space, robust forecasting techniques and scenario design for decision-making under high uncertainty.