Master of Research and Public Policy


Build a successful career in research and public policy by getting the education and experience you need. Work on real-world problems and learn from the best in the field.


The Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) program at Gollis University is designed to prepare students to use research to inform public policy. The program offers a rigorous curriculum in research methods, public policy, and data analysis, with a focus on social justice, health equity, and evidence-based decision-making.


The MRPP program at Gollis University covers a wide range of topics in research and public policy, including:

  • Research methods
  • Data analysis
  • Public policy
  • Economics
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Health policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Gender and development

Meet Our Faculty

Zakaria Ibrahim

Associate Dean,


Have questions about studying at Gollis? We invite you to connect with our Admissions team to learn more.

Accreditation and Recognition Matters

The Gollis University curriculum is accredited and recognized by multiple relevant authorities including Somaliland higher education commission

Why Choose Gollis University?

  • Strong faculty: Our faculty are experts in research and public policy, and are committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
  • Field experience: Students in the MRPP program complete a field placement, where they gain hands-on experience working on public policy projects in the community.
  • Flexible options: The MRPP program can be completed full-time or part-time, and offers online and evening courses to accommodate students' needs.
  • Global perspective: Our program prepares students to work in a variety of settings, including developing countries and conflict zones.
  • Affordable tuition: Gollis University is a public university, and we offer competitive tuition rates for all students.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MRPP program at Gollis University are prepared for a variety of careers in research and public policy, including:

  • Research analysts
  • Policy analysts
  • Program evaluators
  • Consultants
  • Government officials
  • Non-profit staff
  • Academic researchers