Dalhousie University - Rowe School of Business

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Dalhousie University - Rowe School of Business

Faculty:Faculty of Management
Field of Study:Public Administration
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $15,727


The MPA program seeks to equip students with the management skills required by public service organizations and an understanding of the organization, processes and policies of government, its public agencies and the policy groups that work in the public sector. This dual focus is a unique characteristic of the MPA program and makes it highly suited for those interested in a career in the public sector. It is specifically designed for highly motivated and dedicated individuals interested in pursuing a career in the service of the public, making it possible to realize advanced educational objectives and achieve academic ambitions in public policy and public management.


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    Applicants must have completed a four (4) year bachelor’s degree. Applications for admission are accepted from all undergraduate backgrounds. Competitive applicants will have attained at least an upper second class standing (B+ average) in their undergraduate degree.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
    • Graduate Management Admission Test or Law School Admission Test
    Application Notes : Foreign applicants whose native tongue is not English must complete a TOEFL or IELTS test and achieve a score of 580 or better or 7.0 or better to meet the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. International applicants must also submit the results of one (1) of the following tests: the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit a résumé, a Statement of Intent (interest), and two academic reference letters.

    * 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.

    Modified on October 19, 2022