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.

We also offer a collaborative Specialization in Data Science.

*Please consult the Graduate Calendar for admission and program requirements.

Capital Advantage

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.

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.


Program Information

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