Public and International Affairs

University of Ottawa

M.A. On Campus
24 months
17146 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at University of Ottawa offers a multidisciplinary master’s program focusing on public and international affairs. 


The degree awarded is the Master of Arts (MA) in Public and International Affairs. The program is offered at University of Ottawa on a part-time and full-time basis and also offers a coop option to full-time enrolled students.Full-time and part-time students in the Master in Public and International Affairs must successfully complete a total of six core courses, four elective specialized seminars, one capstone seminar and a research paper for a total of 39 units.

Public and international affairs is a participating unit in the collaborative program in Environmental Sustainability as well as in the collaborative program in Science, Society and Policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economics for Public Management and Policy
  • Concepts and Issues in International Affairs
  • Democratic Government and Public Policy
  • Macroeconomic Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To gain admission to the MA in Public and International Affairs, applicants must have completed an honours undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the social sciences, in arts, in management, or in law, with at least a 75% (B+) average . 
  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time professional work experience is required in order to follow the part-time program. Part-time work over the summer months or during previous studies (co-op, internship) will not be considered to be equivalent. An interview may be required to assess the relevance of the work experience.
  • A basic knowledge of economics is required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17146 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8573 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2456 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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