Students of the Public Administration MPA program offered by University of Saskatchewan are exposed to core concepts in policy formation and analysis, and have the opportunity to explore such substantive areas as social policy, health policy, innovation policy, trade and immigration policy, resource and environmental policy, and public-sector management. This combination of theory, application and research ensures that our graduates are well prepared to:
- Develop strategic planning, leadership, and management skills;
- Draft policy papers and decision documents;
- Engage in basic and applied policy research;
- Work with governments and advocacy groups to identify and promote specific policy measures; and
- Participate in and lead teams of individuals or groups seeking to examine problems, identify issues, promote solutions, and evaluate and assess outcomes of policy measures.
Online optionDesigned for individuals working in the public and quasi-public (e.g., NGOs, non-profits) sectors, the online Master of Public Administration program provides students with the knowledge and administrative and management skills needed to address the contemporary policy challenges of an increasingly complex world. The online option provides an applied focus, using case-studies and projects to illustrate the applications of public policy theories and models. Key features of the program include:
- Two, 3-4 day residencies at the beginning and end of the program.
- Courses delivered fully online.
- Flexible study options. The online MPA program can be completed in two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Governance and Administration
- Public Finance
- Economics for Public Policy Analysis
- Public Policy Analysis
- Statistics for Public Managers
- Ethical Leadership and Democracy in Public Service
- Strategic Human Resource Management: Legal and Policy Issues
- Seminar on Public Administration
- Public Sector Financial Management
- 24 months
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DisciplinesPublic Administration Legal Studies Public Policy View 78 other Masters in Public Policy in Canada
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 75% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
- a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
National17067 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17067 CAD per year during 24 months.
- 30000 CAD For online
- International students pay an additional $1158.25 per term.
Living costs for Saskatoon
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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