International Public Policy, Master | Wilfrid Laurier University | Waterloo, Canada
12 months
17500 CAD/year
5244 CAD/year
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The Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) at the Wilfrid Laurier University gives you the ability to engage with leading scholars and policy practitioners in the field of global governance to follow your passion and turn it into a rewarding career. 


As a International Public Policy student at Wilfrid Laurier University, you’ll complete three terms of intensive coursework – each building a specific skill set. Your first term emphasizes core skills in public sector economics, policy analysis and research tools, international relations and globalization. These core skills are then applied during your following two terms to the study of a selected field of concentration in international public policy.


MIPP graduates have a diverse range of interests and passions that they pursue after graduation. Our small and intimate alumni network is an effective way for our graduates to gain awareness of the opportunities available on a global level with great success.

Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • trade commissioner, Canadian Embassy, Bogotá, Columbia
  • analyst, Financial Institutions Division, Finance Canada
  • project administrator, International Partnerships, Canadian Bureau for International Education

Programme Structure

Research Focus

The faculty have a wide range of research interests and are housed in the departments of political science, economics and global studies. The courses our faculty teach are based on their research expertise and are divided into four fields:

  • international environmental policy
  • international economic relations
  • human security
  • global governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


5 alternative credits

5.0 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Arts (honours) in economics, political science, or related degree, or training and interests that involve significant interdisciplinary research pertinent to the area of international public policy.
  • A minimum B average.
  • The equivalent of a one-term undergraduate course in microeconomic theory, a one-term undergraduate course in macroeconomic theory, an introductory statistics course and a relevant political science course or the successful completion of an approved preparatory program.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a writing sample and letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8750 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    5244 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2622 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Tuition per term

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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