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.

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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.


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