Public Policy and Administration
For six decades, the School of Public Policy and Administration has been the leading centre for Canadian scholarship and graduate education in policy and administration – examining what governments do, why, and how they could do it better. The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) is a professionally relevant academic degree. It provides a comprehensive and rigorous preparation for careers that will engage with the public sector, recognizing that those careers may span the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
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.
Faculty Research Highlights
- Why a public drug insurance plan would increase Canadians’ access to medicines, improve health outcomes and save more than $10 billion.
- New forms of non-state governance, such as certification programs in the forest, fisheries and coffee sectors.
- How governments can make the transition to an environmentally-sustainable economic & social system.
- Low-carbon energy technologies & their application in the developing world.
- Community engagement in urban planning and emergency management and preparedness.
Graduate Supervisor: Professor Phil Ryan