Master in
Management of Social Policies
and Programs

This Master's Degree focuses on generating managerial capacities in the field of social policies, those who work in central governments, autonomous entities, local governments and social organizations, as well as other professionals interested in the subject.

To whom?

Professionals working in social sector entities of public administrations and in organizations with social and social responsibility programs, and other professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social policies and programs.

Thematic areas

  •    Basic courses on the general framework of Social Policies, social management and public management.

  •    Specialization courses on the social management framework in the countries that make up the SICA region.

  •    Specialization courses to exercise in the use of updated instrumental tools for the management of social policies and programs.

  •    Research courses with workshops for the completion of the Final Graduation Work.

Curriculum structure

The Master's Degree consists of 67 credits, distributed in 17 courses and the Final Graduation Work.





Modality, duration and schedule

Semi-face to face

* Individual courses

21 months
Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

(2 Saturdays per month)

Teachers Council

We have a teaching team made up of outstanding professionals at national and regional level.

Diego Fernández Montero

Statistician and Master in Political Science
with emphasis on Public Policies and Democratic Governance.

Data Scientist at CentralAmericaData.COM.

Eddy García Serrano

Master in Evaluation
of Public Policies.

Coordinator of the Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy.

Melania Portilla Rodríguez

Master in Development Studies with emphasis on Development Policies and Strategies, Institute of Studies in The Hague.

Professor of Research Methodology.

Nancy María Montiel Masís

Doctor in Government
and Public Policies.

Professor and Researcher at the School of Economics, University of Costa Rica.

Master in Management of Social Policies and Programs