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Public Administration - Professional

12 months
12927 CAD/year
5772 CAD/year
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Public Administration - Professional from Queen's University is designed for individuals with significant employment experience in the public sector or policy-making roles who wish to continue in full-time employment, while pursuing graduate studies in public policy and administration with other in-career professionals.


At Public Administration - Professional from Queen's University aims to provide "in-service" professionals in government, the broader public sector and not-for-profit organizations with the opportunity to fully combine formal classroom-based learning with student-focused learning through informal discussion and debate outside the classroom.

Students at Public Administration - Professional from Queen's University will:

  • gain knowledge, skills and confidence to take their career to the next level.
  • greatly benefit through the personal contact with faculty and new colleagues, who are tremendously diverse in their academic, professional and personal experience. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health and Public Policy in Canada 

  • Environmental Policy 
  • Public Policy and the Third Sector 
  • Stakeholder Management 
  • Population Health & the Third Sector 
  • Public Policy in China 
  • Dynamics of Chinese Economy
  • Reconciling Indigenous Policy 
  • Indigenous Governance 
  • Policy and Development in Africa 
  • Ethics, Law and Public Policy 
  • Canadian Cultural Policy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typically, we require candidates hold a four-year undergraduate degree, with a minimum B+ standing (3.3 GPA) in their last two years of study, or the equivalent.  
  • They should also have five years of full-time work experience related to public policy or public management.
  • Applicants with significant, relevant employment experience, with a bachelor's degree of less than four years or equivalent will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants who earned their previous degree from a university outside of North America, must submit a GRE or GMAT score as part other application.
  • Online Application
  • Two copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions previously attended, showing academic records from all undergraduate and graduate programs and specifying the courses taken, final grades, and standing obtained. 
  • CV 
  • Two professional recommendations. 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12927 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12927 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5772 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5772 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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