At its May 18 meeting, CEU’s Academic Senate approved two new master's programs. One, a two-year Master of Public Policy program in the School of Public Policy, offers an academic curriculum consisting of core, specialization, and elective courses; skill-development modules; and a practical experience component. The other is a two-year Master of Arts program in Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy and Management. Spearheaded by the Department of Medieval Studies, it will be delivered jointly with five other academic units: the departments of History, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Legal Studies and Public Policy, plus the CEU Business School. It focuses on developing aptitudes for critical assessment of tangible structures and objects such as buildings, monuments, and works of art, as well as intangible heritage such as traditions, languages, and knowledge. The planned start date for both programs is September 2013.