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Public Administration, MPA

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
The Master in Public Administration from Queen's University is a one-year, multidisciplinary program for full-time students. The program has been preparing students at the entry and mid-career levels for leadership roles in public service and policy-making for more than thirty-five years. 

Overview

The program's emphasis is on public policy, and the broad social, economic and political context within which public organizations operate. The program from Queen's University aims to develop policy leaders. Policy leadership requires skills in policy analysis and the capacity to implement new solutions.

 Policy and management are clearly interdependent. Without an understanding of the basic purposes that public organizations seek to achieve through policy, management is an empty process. Without the management skills to translate commitment into action, policy goals are empty promises.

Career options:

Public Administration graduates hold positions as ministers and senior officials in all three levels of government, as well as providing leadership in hospitals, community organizations and national associations across Canada.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Economics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Governance
  • Management 
  • Quantitative methods. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application form (online). If you cannot complete the online application, please contact mpa.admissions@queensu.ca for a paper application.
  • Two academic recommendations are required, typically from professors under whom the applicant has studied
  • If your previous degree is NOT from a Canadian or U.S. university, you will be required to submit a GRE score.  There are no exceptions to this rule. There is no minimum GRE score requirement and we are unable to comment on the competitiveness of scores as this depends on the annual pool of applicants. GRE scores must be received directly from the issuing agency.*
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14899 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14899 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7108 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7108 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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