Mail119991, Russian Federation, Moscow, MSU, Lomonosov Prospect, 27, Building 4, E-705, School of public administration
Telephone+7 (495) 939-27-83


The School of Public Administration was founded in 1993 and over the past 20 years it has proven to be one of the most dynamically developing schools of Moscow State University, bringing its own approach to the education process and providing a comprehensive system for training specialists in public administration.

SPA was established to address the very real and practical need of the Russian government for competent public servants. It was conceived as an organization capable of playing the same role in the public service sector as business schools play for the private sector: to turn out students capable of applying exceptional knowledge and skills in the management of people, resources and organizations to solve real-life problems in the public sector.

Many of the School’s graduates are now engaged in high-level positions in both public service and private sector.

The School is a place providing a classical university education based on a combination of fundamental and applied, systemic and situational approaches for future public servants of various levels of government. A great emphasis is placed on ensuring that graduates have a level of command of their competencies that corresponds to the standards of the world’s top public administration schools. Moreover, the School also provides additional education programs for those already engaged in public service at the federal, regional and municipal level.

In order to ensure that its students receive a world class education, SPA is actively participating in the Bologna process.

Advanced knowledge of foreign languages is one of the competitive advantages of graduates of the School of Public Administration. The School’s study program covers not only conventional language interaction but also business English and intensive study of professional communication on matters concerning public administration.

Exact sciences are given an important place in the study program: since 2001 a department of mathematical methods in management has become an integral part of the School’s structure. . The School of Public Administration is also a member of the Microsoft IT Academy, which provides the opportunity for students to study specialized computer programs used in their target professions and receive the corresponding skill certification.

Educational facilities

The Faculty is located in a modern building, which was built in 2008. Among the facilities there are computer classes, dining rooms, underground parking, conference hall for 650 people, gyms. Students are free to use MSU fundamental library, as well as specialized SPA library located in the School’s building.

There are also 9 MSU dormitories available to students.

Non curriculum activities.

Since 2011 there is a Student Council. It is aimed at supporting students in various aspects of day-to-day activities and educational process, the implementation of new projects and all sorts of assistance to the Faculty development. Annually the adaptation Week is held under the leadership of the Student Council. It is focused on the integration of first-year students into the university environment.

Students of all courses are actively involved in various creative and intellectual contests during the "Manager’s Day”, "Dean's Cup", "Miss FGU".

If you are interested in politics, international affairs and have fresh ideas for the resolution of most urgent world issues you have an opportunity to take part in "Territory of politics" discussion club sessions with the participation of Russian and foreign experts and politicians.

The SPA students are currently involved in the process of establishing relations with students from foreign universities and developing joint projects with students all over the world.

SPA for foreign students.

Our School has extensive experience working with foreign students. One of the main advantages of studying here is that our training programs correlate with programs of the world’s best schools of management. SPA Diploma does not need to be confirmed abroad and fully complies with international standards.

SPA provides special courses on the Russian language for the foreign students who have difficulties with spelling, grammar and pronunciation.

BSc Degree

  1. Public and Municipal Administration (4 years). Tuition fee– 325 000 rubles per year.
    • Strategic management;
    • Crisis management;
    • Economic and financial management;
    • Regional and municipal management.
  2. Management (4 years). Tuition fee– 325 000 rubles per year.
    • “Performance management”;
    • “Corporate finance”.
  3. Human Resources Management (4 years). Tuition fee– 325 000 rubles per year.
  4. Political Science (4 years). Tuition fee– 325 000 rubles per year.

MSc  Degree

Tuition fee– 325 000 rubles per year.

  1. Public and Municipal Administration
    For the Faculty’s Bachelor Degree Graduates
    • Management of economy and finance
    • Strategic governance
    • Crisis management
    • Regional and local governance
    General Programs:
    • State management of foreign economic activity
    • Global governance and international organizations
    • Historical analysis of the state and municipal management
    • Regional and local governance
    • Management in social sphere
    • Modern machinery and technology governance
    • Management of inter-ethnic and state-confessional relations
    • State management of natural resources
  2. Management
    • Business Analysis and Finance
    • Financial management
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Information Management
    • Management of non-profit organizations
    • Management  of the oil and gas industry
  3. Human Resources Management
    • Strategic Human Resource Management
  4. Political Science
    • Strategic management of economic and political processes

Postgraduate programs

Tuition fee:
full-time postgraduate study – 261 000 rub. per year;
part-time postgraduate study – 155 000 rub. per year.

46.06.01 «Historical sciences and archeology»


  • «National history»

41.06.01 «Political science and regional studies»


  • «Theory and philosophy of a policy, history and methodology of a political science»
  • «Political institutions, processes and technologies»

39.06.01 «Social sciences»


  • «Economic Sociology and Demography»
  • «Social structure, social institutes and processes»
  • «Management Sociology»

38.06.01 «Economics»


  • «Economic theory»
  • «Economics and management of a national economy»

40.06.01 «Legal studies»


  • «Constitutional law, constitutional litigation, municipal law»