The graduate program has a flexible curricular structure that allows students to enroll in courses that address their concerns and meet their educational needs within a framework that focuses on attaining objectives, developing the final project, and meeting the program's graduate profile.
The Study plan is divided into three curricular areas: Fundamentals; Research, Development and Innovation (RDI); and Electives.
The courses in this area define the academic field and the program's identity, and relate to the Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAC's, in their initials in Spanish).
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION (RDI).
This area is closely related to the Advisory Support System. Its purpose is to accompany students in their process of defining, developing, writing and presenting their final projects. Students will receive group and personal advisory sessions called RDI courses.
The purpose of this area is to give students the chance to dialogue with other fields of knowledge outside of their own discipline, in order to generate knowledge and solve problems related to their project and object of study. This area draws on courses from all ITESO graduate programs and from other universities that have a collaboration agreement with ITESO.
Advisory support system
The advisory support system seeks to encourage connections between students' research, innovation and development interests and the Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge of each particular graduate program, as well as links to the rest of the graduate programs.
The advisory support system is based on a person-oriented approach, and gives preference to collective production scenarios. It consists of interaction between students and advisors that is intended to provoke dissonance through constructive criticism, as a way to encourage reflection and the collective construction of knowledge.
The support system articulates different educational dimensions (individual, social and historical) in each one of the program's curricular periods. Advisory sessions can also be taken in pairs or individually.
The 2014 plan of the Master's degree in Politics and Public Administration addresses students' need to improve and broaden their knowledge in three key areas: political studies, public administration, and social science research. The graduate program also has an elective area where students can choose courses from ITESO's other graduate programs or from other universities with which ITESO has an academic exchange agreement.
|First semester||Second semester||Third semester||Fourth semester|
|Political Science||Public Finances||Public Policy||Elective|
|Economics|| Government an Public |
| Socio-political |
|RDI I||RDI II||RDI III||RDI IV|
Recognition of Official Validity of Studies (RVOE) as set forth by Ministerial Agreement No. 15018, published in the Official Journal of the Federation on November 29, 1976. Classroom modality.