M.A. On Campus

Public and International Affairs

24 months
17146 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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Public and International Affairs from University of Ottawa is a multidisciplinary master’s program focusing on public and international affairs. 


Public and International Affairs from University of Ottawa is offered on a part-time and full-time basis and also offers a coop option to full-time enrolled students.

Students at Public and International Affairs from University of Ottawa will focus on research strengths and efforts in four Strategic Areas of Development in Research (SADRs):

  • Canada and the World
  • Health
  • e-Society
  • Molecular and Environmental Sciences

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


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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 basic knowledge of economics is required. 
  • A minimum of 2 years of full-time professional work experience is required in order to follow the part-time program.
  • Letter of Intent describing interest in the program, identifying field of concentration and describing level of knowledge of second official language
  • Resume
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17146 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8573 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 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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