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Public Policy Analysis

York University

Faculty:School of Public Policy and Administration
Field of Study:Public Administration
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


The 24-credit Professional Certificate in Public Policy Analysis will appeal to individuals who have an interest in public policy analysis and who want their academic record to reflect the completion of a cluster of courses in public policy analysis in a formal way. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be competent to perform analysis of public policies in light of the role of government in civil society through:

- linking theory to practice
- having an understanding of financing of public policy programs including revenue sources and the decision-making rules for the allocation of funds
- familiarity with the implementation of public policies through the structures of public administration
- knowledge of the impact of social and economic policies
- well-developed research and critical thinking skills
- practical project-based experience in some of the optional courses with an experiential education component


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    This certificate is open to second-year York students.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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