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Public Policy and Public Administration (MPPPA) MA

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate honours degree or the equivalent is required.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who do not have the necessary background in public policy and public administration may be required to take specific undergraduate courses in addition to the regular program. In certain cases, applicants may be required to complete a qualifying program in order to be eligible for admission to the graduate program.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Political Science Courses page for course descriptions.

Public Policy and Public Administration (MPPPA) MA Option B (Internship)

9credits chosen from Public Policy and Administration MA Concentration Courses
6

credits of approved Elective and Cognate Courses chosen from subfields of Canadian and Quebec Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, from cognate courses offered in related disciplines, or from the following the course:

POLI 601 Research Design (3.00)

Note: For cognate courses, approval of the Director is required. In some cases approval for registration in cognate courses must be obtained from the department involved (6 credits).

21

credits:

POLI 693 Internship with Research Paper (21.00)

Public Policy and Public Administration (MPPPA) MA Option A (Courses Only)

12credits chosen from the Public Policy and Administration MA Concentration Courses
12

credits of approved Elective and Cognate Courses chosen from subfields of Canadian and Quebec Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, or from cognate courses offered in related disciplines, or from the following course:

POLI 601 Research Design (3.00)

Note: For cognate courses, approval of the Director is required. In some cases approval for registration in cognate courses must be obtained from the department involved.

12

credits:

POLI 691 Extended Research Essay (12.00)

Public Policy and Public Administration MA Core Courses (9 credits)

6

credits of required courses:

POLI 636 Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration (3.00)
POLI 644 Research Methods (3.00)

3

credits chosen from:

POLI 600 Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada (3.00)
POLI 604 Comparative Public Policy (3.00)
POLI 618 Canadian Public Administration (3.00)
POLI 622 Comparative Public Administration (3.00)
POLI 624 Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs (3.00)

Public Policy and Administration MA Concentration Courses

POLI 600 Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada (3.00)
POLI 604 Comparative Public Policy (3.00)
POLI 605 Environmental Policy and Governance (3.00)
POLI 607 Ageing and Public Policy (3.00)
POLI 610 Economic Policy After Keynes (3.00)
POLI 612 Public Policy and Business Cycles (3.00)
POLI 612 Public Policy and Business Cycles (3.00)
POLI 617 Knowledge in International Relations (3.00)
POLI 618 Canadian Public Administration (3.00)
POLI 622 Comparative Public Administration (3.00)
POLI 624 Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs (3.00)
POLI 628 Ethics and Values in Public Policy Making (3.00)
POLI 630 0rganization Theory (3.00)
POLI 634 Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3.00)
POLI 635 Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Policy (3.00)
POLI 645 Indigenous Peoples and the State (3.00)
POLI 648 Feminist Critiques of Public Policy (3.00)
POLI 652 Science, Technology and Power (3.00)
POLI 683 Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration (3.00)
POLI 695 Directed Studies (3.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Option A (Courses Only). For cognate courses, approval of the Director is required. In some cases approval for registration in cognate courses must be obtained from the department involved (12 credits).

Option B (Internship). For cognate courses, approval of the Director is required. In some cases approval for registration in cognate courses must be obtained from the department involved (6 credits).

Language Requirement. Students in the MA (Public Policy and Public Administration) Option B Internship are expected to demonstrate an ability to read and understand literature relevant to their field in French.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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