The School of Economics, Administration and Public Policy of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

The School of Economics, Administration, and Public Policy (SEAPP) seeks to provide students and those in the public service field with skills, knowledge, and analytical tools in public administration, public policy, and development of the economy, including policy-making and analysis, governance, administrative development, and the management of non-governmental organizations. This allows graduates to complete their higher studies, as well as their contribution to improving the services needed in their communities and encourages them to consider social and economic phenomena with an academic and professional vision, with the focus on preparing them to make original and ethical intellectual contributions to the study of economic and administrative behavior. In addition, SEAPP offers the students interaction with cultural diversity and communicates effectively in an environment of multicultural work.

SEAPP Programs such as the Public Policy Program, the Public Administration Program, and the Executive Master of Public Administration Program had received academic accreditation from (NASPAA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. NASPAA is an international association of public affairs schools at universities in the United States and abroad.

SEAPP offers both academic and executive Master’s degree programs, as follows: Academic Programs:

  • Development Economics
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy

Executive Programs:

  • Executive Master of Public Administration
  • EMBA/EMPA Dual Degree Program (in partnership with the European Institute of Management and Technology in Berlin)
  • Executive Master in Diplomatic Studies and International Cooperation


The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), founded in 2015, is an independent institution of higher education based in Doha, Qatar. The Institute offers internationally accredited postgraduate MA programs of study in two schools: the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Public Administration and Development Economics. The Institute adopts an interdisciplinary approach, with the Arabic Language as its primary language for study and research, and fluency in English is a requirement. It has also launched a PhD program in November 2021. DI works to graduate researchers and practitioners who can advance knowledge and better the human condition while upholding the highest scientific and ethical standards; as well as professionals with leadership skills, integrity, and professional competence to satisfy the region’s needs in sustainable development and intellectual, social and professional advancement.

The DI is premised on four interrelated values in accordance with its mission:
- Arab Contribution to Knowledge Production
Integrating cross-disciplinary learning and research
- Commitment to Academic Standards
Informed by the latest developments in social sciences, humanities, public administration, and development economics
- Intellectual Responsibility and Critical Awareness
A new generation of intellectuals committed to Arab societies
- Space for Intellectual Independence
Knowledge and scientific methodology as the basis for freedom of thought
Designated as a not-for-profit, private institution, the DI is operated exclusively for educational, research, and public service purposes. It was founded in 2014, as an autonomous legal entity, by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. The DI is licensed as a national institution of higher education by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar.