Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

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Public Policy and Public Administration (MA)

Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Public Policy Analysis
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:LegislatorsNatural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


The MA in Public Policy and Public Administration gives you the training needed to succeed in public sector organizations, including the public service and non-governmental organizations. You will apply your research to issues of democratic governance, analyzing complex political situations in order to provide expert strategic advice. Coursework and events organized through the Workshops of Social Science Research provide occasions to connect with political leaders and pundits, senior-level bureaucrats and academics.

Students enrolled in the internship option benefit from a four-month job placement in the public or private sector during the final semester of their studies. The majority of our graduates secure paid internships with government agencies in Ottawa and Montreal, with some finding opportunities further afield in major centres such as Geneva and Washington. Around 95 per cent of our internship students accept full- or part-time positions immediately following their placement.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Undergraduate degree in Political Science or a related discipline.
  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.30 or equivalent is normally required. If applying with a previous master's degree, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is normally required.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
  • * 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 February 18, 2023

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