You are a motivated leader from a transitional economy, developing or newly industrialized country. You have a record of determination to advance positive growth and change in your country or region. You are looking for a career-building challenge.

The Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Edward S. Mason Program (Mason Program) is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

As a Mason Fellow, you’ll be part of a cohort within the intensive, year-long MC/MPA Program. The Mason Program will strengthen your ability to address some of the world’s most compelling challenges and tap your potential to pioneer solutions for emerging economies. The curriculum will sharpen your analytical and leadership skills and position you to take on even greater political, social or economic challenges. You’ll learn from world-class faculty members as well as your accomplished peers in the Mason Program and the larger MC/MPA cohort.

With a range of backgrounds and experience, Mason Fellows are a diverse and impressive group. They come from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern and Central Europe as well as the former Eastern Bloc countries.

Most of all, Mason Fellows are passionately engaged in every aspect of economic, social and political development.

Piyush Tewari MC/MPA 2017 founded the SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF), a nonprofit organization committed to improving road safety and emergency medical care across India after his cousin was killed in a car crash. “My goal is to empower common people to help each other without fear of repercussions.”

Your Year as a Mid-Career Mason Fellow

It all starts with intensive summer sessions.

In the specialized Mason Fellows Summer Seminar, you’ll examine cases developed by HKS faculty members and draw from your own professional experience to explore questions of leadership, strategic management, communication and data-driven policy decision making.

The subsequent Mid-Career Summer Program—with all of your MC/MPA classmates—will develop your knowledge of applied economics, quantitative analysis, political institutions and globalization. The two-semester curriculum that follows the summer sessions is largely determined by you.

Successful Mason Fellows graduate with a Master in Public Administration degree and are awarded the Mason Certificate in Public Policy and Management.