Public Policy (MPP)

Program Description

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) offered by the Max Bell School of Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts is a course-based program that emphasizes intensive and thought-provoking learning opportunities. The program’s objective is to equip students with skills in analysis, information synthesis, and independent thinking to then pursue professional opportunities (or potentially continue their studies).

Keywords: Public policy, politics, economics, policymaking, international relations, government, business, non-profit, social issues, leadership

Unique Program Features

  • Geared towards early career professionals (two to five years of professional experience) or recent graduates with an exceptional academic record — interested in developing expertise in the field of public policy;
  • Prepares students for public policy careers in the government, private and non-profit sectors at the local, national and international levels;
  • Combines courses in the theory of public policy with those covering the complexities of the real-world policy process;
  • Designed to develop practical skills crucial to future policy leaders, including conflict resolution, persuasive writing, effective presentations and the briefing of officials.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

Master of Public Policy website

Department Contact

Graduate Program [at] (subject: MPP) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 February 1

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage

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