Tuition & funding
The MA in Public Policy and Public Administration gives you the training needed to succeed in public sector organizations, including the public service and non-governmental organizations. You will apply your research to issues of democratic governance, analyzing complex political situations in order to provide expert strategic advice. Coursework and events organized through the Workshops of Social Science Research provide occasions to connect with political leaders and pundits, senior-level bureaucrats and academics. Students enrolled in the internship option benefit from a four-month job placement in the public or private sector during the final semester of their studies. The majority of our graduates secure paid internships with government agencies in Ottawa and Montreal, with some finding opportunities further afield in major centres such as Geneva and Washington. Around 95 per cent of our internship students accept full- or part-time positions immediately following their placement.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Political Science Courses page for course descriptions.
credits chosen from:
Public Policy and Public Administration (MPPPA) MA Option A (Courses Only)
Public Policy and Public Administration (MPPPA) MA Option B (Internship)
credits of elective courses which can be chosen from courses offered under the subfields of Canadian and Quebec Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory; or • POLI 601 Research Design (3.00); or from cognate courses offered in related disciplines.
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.
• POLI 686 Internship Preparation (3.00)
• POLI 688 Internship (9.00)
• POLI 689 Internship Report (9.00)
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)
• POLI 691 Extended Research Essay (12.00)
credits of required courses:
• POLI 636 Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration (3.00) • POLI 644 Research Methods (3.00)
• 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)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
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