One of the priority areas established by Tecnológico de Monterrey in its Mission is the topic of public administration and policy. In this context, the PhD in Public Policy program (DPP) is perfectly suited to strengthening this area, since the doctoral program seeks to contribute to society by: professionalizing public administration; improving public policy in the three branches of government and in the three powers; fomenting sustainable national and regional development; preparing citizens who are committed to development, rule of law and good governance; and establishing a healthy association between public administration, the private sector and civil society.

  • Train specialized human capital in public policies with a high level of technical rigor in economic analysis and the sophistication of organi- zational and institutional analysis.
  • Prepare world-class specialists who contribute to the democratization and effectiveness of public administration processes and foster the State-Society relationship.
  • Prepare leaders who will participate in international civil society organizations and autonomous bodies that support institutional processes of change.
  • Prepare researchers who will generate cutting- edge knowledge in the field of public policy.

This program is aimed at:

Public officials from different government branches and levels who are interested in deepening their knowledge in the areas of public administration and public policy.

  • Private-sector professionals who wish to specialize in government-enterprise relations.
  • Researchers and professionals from the area of social studies who are interested in generating cutting-edge knowledge in the fields of public administration and policy.

Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:

  • Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree Certificate, where the following information is indicated:
          a. The overall GPA.
          b. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  •  Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree.
  • Motivation letter or essay in which the candidate explains the reasons for his or her interest in the program, his or her potential contribution to it and the area in which he or she wishes to develop professionally with a research project.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  • Obtain at least 585 points in the adaptive version of the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP) or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  • Obtain at least 550 points in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent in the other exams authorized by the Institution as an instrument for assessing the sufficiency of English language proficiency.

* The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee

 ** Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.


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3 . 5 years


Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública Monterrey

Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública Santa Fe




On completing the program, students will be able to:

  • Design, implement and evaluate public policies in the diverse government branches and areas.
  • Propose government-civil society-enterprise liaison strategies.
  • Propose and execute leadership in research related to the field of public policy based on their theoretical, analytical and instrumental ground- ing in public policy processes, with a multidisciplinary approach underpinned by legal, economic and public administration insights.