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Public Administration Thesis-Based Option (On Campus)

University of Victoria

Master On Campus
24 months
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5074 CAD/year
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About

The Public Administration Thesis-Based Option (On Campus) program at University of Victoria, British Columbia has a challenging curriculum that will help you build competencies in strategic awareness, analytical thinking, engagement, communication, professionalism, and leadership.

Overview

The Public Administration Thesis-Based Option (On Campus) program at University of Victoria, British Columbia culminates with the thesis, which could be done in collaboration with a client organization. The thesis researches problems and considers strategic options for a government agency, non-profit organization, or community client on a real policy or management challenge. The thesis involves reviewing literature, undertaking empirical work, best practices, and developing options and recommendations. All of the MPA courses will prepare you for the thesis.

Our on-campus MPA program will challenge you with a curriculum that focuses on strategic awareness, analytical thinking, communication and leadership. You’ll complete coursework and two co-op work terms. These experiences and your research will prepare you to create an original thesis. You can create your thesis in collaboration with a client organization.

Areas of focus

  • Health administration
  • Citizenship and citizen participation
  • Governance and participatory governance
  • Collective bargaining, labour movements and union politics
  • Human resource management issues
  • Leadership
  • Organizational behaviour and theory
  • Public sector reform
  • Human information processing and problem solving
  • Comparative politics
  • Urban studies
  • Border studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Government and Governance
  • Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Public Financial Management and Accountability
  • Public Sector Research Methods
  • Leadership, Management, Ethics
  • Policy-making and Policy Communities

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
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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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Credits

18 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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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.
102
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

  • have an undergraduate degree with a minimum B+ (6.0) average (75-79%) in the last two years (30 units) leading to the undergraduate degree.
  • Course-based option (online): have a minimum of three years of full-time public sector or non-profit work experience. Those applicants whose degree was awarded four or more years prior and whose grade point average is below B+ may be considered.
  • follow the instructions online.
  • provide Assessment Reports
  • submit official copies of all post-secondary transcripts. If you do not have access to official copies when you apply, unofficial copies may be submitted. Official copies will be required before your admissions is finalized, should you be accepted into the program.
  • submit a professional resumé.
  • submit a Letter of Intent describing why you are seeking an MPA and how the degree relates to your career plans, personal values and goals.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5074 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4022 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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