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Research Master's Programs - Public Policies 2020

Detalle camapaña 2020


Type of training:
Academic Master with research background

Face-to-face modality:
First year of subjects, second year preparation and presentation of thesis


The main objective of this Master´s program is to train specialized researchers and professionals in the analysis of public policies and the interactions between the State, the economy and society.

Who is it for?

Graduate students from the disciplines of Social Sciences (Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Management, International Relations), or related branches. Researchers or people who already have professional experience in public, private or associative sector, who wish to analyze certain aspects for the development of research or for the improvement of their professional activities in the field of public policy.

Occupational field

Researcher specialized in public policy and governance issues. University professor in public policies. Advisor in public policies for central government agencies, sciences agencies, nongovernmental organizations, cooperation agencies and other public and private organizations.

Curriculum structure

To obtain the master's degree, students must study and pass ten subjects and three workshops for the preparation and presentation of thesis.

Class schedule
Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 09h00. Some courses can be taught from Monday to Thursday from 17h00 to 20h00.



Formación general Teorías de las políticas públicas
Teorías del Estado

Especialización Gobernanza
Diseño de políticas públicas
Redes de políticas públicas
Sociología de las organizaciones

Área metodológica
Métodos de análisis cualitativo
Métodos de análisis cuantitativo

Talleres de tesis Taller de tesis I, II y III

Optativas del programa**
Políticas sociales
Problemas de políticas tecnológicas
Políticas públicas comparadas
Sociología de la acción pública
Teorías del desarrollo
Administración pública
Economía y finanzas públicas

* Certain matters might be subject to changes.

** The students in addition can choose for the set of courses that offer FLACSO's different educational programs.

Lines of investigation

  • State, constitution and rights
  • Policy Networks
  • Design of public policies
  • Social policies and development
  • Sociology of public action

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certification by a duly certified higher education institution.
  • Ability to read and understand texts in English.
  • Have the means to finance the studies and study them with due dedication.
  • Completion of an academic aptitude exam.
  • Comply with all the specific requirements of the teaching program to which you apply and those indicated in the 'Application process' section of the online application form.

Entry Process

All applicants will enter a selection process. Through the website:, applicants must complete the application online, attach all required documentation and send it to FLACSO Ecuador. Selected applicants will be interviewed by FLACSO professors.

Scholarships and discounts

FLACSO Ecuador has a stipend scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted to their teaching programs. The policy is governed by socioeconomic criteria and academic excellence. We have affirmative action policies for applicants belonging to historically excluded groups.


  • Presentation of admission application: until June 26, 2020
  • Academic aptitude test: July 3
  • Interviews with pre-selected: from July 8 to 21
  • Selection information: until August 20
  • Confirmation of acceptance: until September 3
  • Registrations: September 21 to October 2
  • Extraordinary registrations: October 5 to 16
  • Classes start: October 19, 2020


Registration fee: $ 500
Annual cost tuition: : $ 3750
Scholarships, tuition discounts and deferred payment up to 30 installments without interest.

Payment methods

Cash payments
Students who pay tuition in cash have a discount of 10% (only in case of pay in cash or in check, with credit card discount does not exist).

Payment terms
Students can pay tuition up to 30 monthly installments without interest.

Student Loans

Credit Cards
Students can pay tuition with credit cards, three months interest free or twelve months with interests.


Profesora: Margarita Manosalvas -
Asistente: Cristina Manosalvas -