University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Public Administration

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Public Administration
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


This master's program is offered jointly by the Department of Politics at the University of Winnipeg and the Department of Political Studies of the University of Manitoba. Unless otherwise specified by particular agreements attached to its own creation, it is governed by the general procedures and regulations devised by the two universities for joint master's programs.

The objective of the program is to provide students, both full and part-time, with a sound knowledge of public administration. The approach is interdisciplinary; although courses in Politics/Political Studies are emphasized. The core exposes all students to a common set of courses designed to encourage both innovative and integrative perspectives. The public administration emphasis allows those interested students to obtain knowledge of both the theory and the practice of government organizations, including knowledge of the political, economic, social and other contexts in which they operate.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Four-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from:
  • Canadian institutions empowered by law to grant degrees; or
  • Colleges and universities outside Canada, which are officially recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Statement of Intent
  • Publication/Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2
  • Application Notes :
  • All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • An acceptable English Language Proficiency test score is required, if applicable.
  • For initial assessment purposes only, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable and preferred. Transcripts are required from each institution for the entire academic history, whether or not degree has been awarded, including institutions attended on an exchange. If the English copy is a translation, please include the original language as well.
  • Degree Certificates – All international transcripts must be accompanied by degree certificates that indicate that the degree has been awarded.
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    All students must complete 36 credit hours of study, including 24 credit hours of required courses and 12 credit hours of optional courses, all of which would be at the 7000-level (normally), and a mandatory co-op placement (POLS 6500). Students with demonstrated professional-work experience with a public sector organization in the area of health or public administration, may request a waiver of the requirement for a co-op placement.

    There is no thesis option or comprehensive examination. Students are required, however, to complete a major paper as part of the Capstone Seminar.

    * 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 November 10, 2022