The graduate diploma in Health Policy is intended to serve the needs for continuous learning for public servants and other professionals who seek to strengthen or broaden their conceptual and technical skills in public administration and policy analysis. Students enter the program with widely varying backgrounds, including those who already have advanced degrees in other fields but who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in particular areas of specialization relevant to the public sector. Students who complete the diploma and who are subsequently admitted to the Master of Public Policy and Administration may apply up to five of the courses from the diploma towards the MPPA, reducing its length from 15 courses to 10.
The national capital offers an array of learning and professional opportunities, complemented by ready access to government departments and agencies, parliamentary institutions, media, and non-governmental organizations. There are unparalleled career opportunities in the public sector, and a master’s degree has become the essential entry requirement.