The Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) from Carleton University is a professionally relevant academic degree. It provides a comprehensive and rigorous preparation for careers that will engage with the public sector, recognizing that those careers may span the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
The national capital offers an array of learning and professional opportunities, complemented by ready access to government departments and agencies, parliamentary institutions, media and non-governmental organizations. There are unparalleled career opportunities in the public sector, and a master’s degree has become the essential entry requirement.
Faculty Research Highlights
- Why a public drug insurance plan would increase Canadians’ access to medicines, improve health outcomes and save more than $10 billion.
- New forms of non-state governance, such as certification programs in the forest, fisheries and coffee sectors.
- How governments can make the transition to an environmentally-sustainable economic & social system.
- Low-carbon energy technologies & their application in the developing world.
- Community engagement in urban planning and emergency management and preparedness.
Graduates from the MPPA work in governments; consulting firms specializing in public policy; corporate government relations divisions; and governmental and non-governmental organizations at the national or international level.
- Modern Challenges to Governance
- Policy Analysis: The Practical Art of Change
- Public Management: Principles and Approaches
- Public Management in Practice
- Law and Ethics
- Qualitative Methods for Public Policy
- Quantitative Methods for Public Policy
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPublic Administration Public Law Public Policy View 28 other Masters in Public Law in Canada
- Applicants must have an undergraduate or post-graduate degree (or equivalent), with an average of B+ or higher.
International22301 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22301 CAD per year during 24 months.
National8275 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8275 CAD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Ottawa
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