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Public Policy

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 PhD is an advanced research degree – the only one of its type in Canada and one of the few in the world. It produces sophisticated analysts with the abilities and experience they need to advance the state of knowledge across a range of Canadian and international public policy issues.

A collaborative specialization in Political Economy is also available.

Capital Advantage

The national capital offers an unparalleled array of learning and professional opportunities, complemented by ready access to government departments and agencies, parliamentary institutions, media and non-governmental organizations.

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Aboriginal governance
  • Health and social policy
  • Sustainable energy
  • International development

Program Information

Length: 5 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline: February 1

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Contact: Graduate Supervisor – Professor Saul Schwartz

Pathway Options: Thesis

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