Prospective Students

Master of Arts in Politics and Government (MAPG)

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Courses Concentration

The Masters Program in Politics and Governance at UGM currently offers five scientific concentrations, namely Indonesian Politics, Local Politics and Regional Autonomy, Election Governance, Natural Resources Management, and Human Rights and Democracy.

1. Indonesian Politics
This concentration explores the dynamics of Indonesian politics at the national level. Through this concentration, students are encouraged to understand actors, institutions, mechanisms, and the direction of political change in Indonesia from time to time. Students will learn about a variety of approaches and theories that explain these changes. Analytical competence will be the main dimension that will be developed through this concentration.

2. Local Politics and Regional Autonomy
This concentration aims to encourage students to have strong analytic competencies and to combine them with practical and advocacy competencies that enable students to be actively involved in social change at the local level.

3. Election Governance, Political Party, and Parlement Management
Elections have become an important mechanism in the institutionalization of democracy in Indonesia. Therefore, strong human resources are needed to oversee quality and fair elections. This concentration equips students with analytical and practical competencies by encouraging an understanding of macro and micro aspects of election management. Through a lecture process that involves a more active method, students will also be encouraged to find real solutions for more transparent, accountable, and democratic election management.

4. Human Rights and Democracy
Human rights and democracy have become important global norms that underline every social and political practice. However, as a global norm in practice, human rights and democracy often give rise to new tensions due to variations in social and political contexts. The concentration of Human Rights and Democracy in the MAPG seeks to understand the various perspectives in this area. The focus will be directed not only on the value dimension but also on the institutional aspects and their impact on social and political change. This concentration encourages students to have strong political competence as well as advocacy skills related to democracy and human rights.

5. Natural Resources Management
Almost all political practices cannot be separated from the resource factor, one of which is natural resources. The Natural Resources Management concentration in MAPG invites students to discuss the importance of natural resources in the context of political economy, both locally, nationally and internationally. This concentration discusses how political processes are intertwined with corporate actors for the sake of political economy interests. Not infrequently, the political processes carried out are intermediate goals in order to create extractive economic sustainability in various sectors and actors.


In first semester, Masters students in the Department of Politics and Government have 6 (six) compulsory courses that must be completed before continuing on to the next semester.

In second semester, Masters students only have 1 (one) compulsory subject, namely Research Methods. In this semester, Masters students are also required to choose 5 (five) courses from 1 (one) concentration only. This means that students in second semester have a total of 6 (six) courses that must be completed to proceed to the next semester.

Registration fees, matriculation fees, tuition fees, as well as master’s program graduation fees can be accessed via the button below.

Amount of Tuition Fee (UKT)


Million Rupiah / Semester

Prof. Haryanto, M.A.

Expertise: Conflict Management, Local Politic

Prof. Dr. Purwo Santoso, M.A.

Expertise: Environmental Politics, Public Policy

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Prof. Pratikno, M.Soc.Sc.

Expertise: Governance and Public Policy

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Dr. Ratnawati, S.U.

Expertise: Gender Politics

Abdul Gaffar Karim
Dr. Abdul Gaffar, M.A.

Expertise: Election Governance, Religious Politics, Multiculturalism

Ari Dwipayana - DPP
Dr. AAGN Ari Dwipayana, M.Si.

Expertise: Governance

Dr. Amalinda Savirani, M.A.

Expertise: Urban Politics, Water Resources Politics

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Dr. rer.pol. Mada Sukmajati, M.PP.

Expertise: Election and Party Governance

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Dr. Wawan Mas’udi, M.P.A.

Expertise: Governance, Public Policy

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Dr. Nanang Indra Kurniawan, M.P.A.

Expertise: Natural Resources Politics, Energy Politics

Nur Azizah
Nur Azizah, M.Sc.

Expertise: Governance, Environmental Politics

Sigit Pamungkas, M.A.

Expertise: Election and Party Governance

Bayu Dardias Kurniadi, M.A., M.P.P., Ph.D

Expertise: Politic Economy, Agrarian Politics, Public Policy

Dr. Hasrul Hanif, M.A.

Expertise: Natural Resources Governance, Energy Politics

Longgina Novadona Bayo, M.A.

Expertise: Identity Politics, Local Politics

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Dr. Arie Ruhyanto, M.Sc.

Expertise: Decentralization, Conflict Management

Ashari Cahyo Edi, M.P.A.

Expertise: Village Politics, Community Development

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Dr. Joash Elisha Stephen Tapiheru, M.A.

Expertise: Political Theory-Post Structural Discourse Theory, Public Policy, and Governance

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Ulya Niami Efrina Jamson, MA.

Expertise: Gender Politics, Identity Politics

Arya Budi
Arya Budi, MAPS.

Expertise: Election and Party Governance

Azifah Retno Astrina, M.P.S.

Expertise: Security and Borders

M. Djindan
Muhammad Djindan, M.Sc.

Expertise: Climate Change Politics, Natural Resources

Evi Lina S
Evi Lina Sutrisno, M.A., Ph.D.

Expertise: Identity and Multiculturalism

Primi Suharmadhi Putri
Primi Suharmadi Putri, M.Phil.

Expertise: Natural Resource Management

Wigke Capri Arti, M.A.

Expertise: Gender Politics, Water Resources Politics

Devy Dhian
Devy Dhian Cahyati, M.A.

Expertise: Agrarian Politics

Mahesti Hasanah, M.A.

Expertise: Human Rights, Local Democracy

Arga Pribadi Imawan, M.A.

Expertise: Election Governance, Democracy

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Alfath Bagus Panuntun El Nur Indonesia, M.A.

Expertise: Governance dan Development, Public Policy, Extra-Parliamentary Politics

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are 2 conditions, namely general conditions and special conditions. General requirements follow university requirements, further information regarding these general requirements can be accessed via the link. Special requirements for study programs: Projection of wishes and research proposal design.

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 There are 2 selection processes, the first is administrative stage in the form of submiting required files. The second is interview stage, interviews were conducted online via the Zoom application or Google Meet. The assessment of these 2 stages will later be taken into consideration for the admission selection.

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Please kindly find the detailed information here.

The UGM Political and Governance Masters Program currently offers five concentrations, namely Indonesian Politics, Local Politics and Regional Autonomy, Election Governance, Natural Resources Management, and Human Rights and Democracy.

Students choose the concentration in the 2nd semester

The student quota of MAPG is 50 students per batch

The tuition fee is Rp 10.000.000/semester according to the Decree of the Chancellor of the Universitas Gadjah Mada Number 6949/UN1.P/KPT/HUKOR/2021

Assessment is based on administrative documents as well as assessment during interviews.

We cooperate with various institutions both national and international. The well-nown national institutions offering scholarships are LPDP, KPU RI, and other local government instutions.
For international scholarships, we offer student exchange programs and students are encouraged to take opportunities to join collaborative research collaboration.