Dalhousie University - Rowe School of Business

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Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (GDPA)

Dalhousie University - Rowe School of Business

Faculty:Faculty of Management
Field of Study:Public Administration
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $15,727


The Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (GDPA) is a one-year program designed for public servants and others who have completed an undergraduate degree at a standing satisfactory for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. It combines the essential components of financial, economic and policy analysis with organization and management theory; courses in quantitative methods are also required. The program is ideal for someone with experience in the public sector who wishes to better understand the principles and concepts of the profession and learn some key specific skills.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The student must have a GPA of 3.7 (A-) or higher over the four-year duration of the Dalhousie Bachelor of Management program.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]
    • 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