Western University

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Program Information

School:Western University
Faculty:Faculty of Social Science
Field of Study:Public Administration
Description:Western's Diploma in Public Administration (DPA) is designed especially for mid-career local government administrators who wish to further develop their public management perspectives and skills. Most such administrators are in municipal government, but some are employed by separate boards, provincial ministries, not-for-profit organizations or in the private sector. DPA Courses offer specialized education in local administration and policy analysis, giving the experienced student the prospect of being better prepared for the challenges of modern community, urban and regional governance and administration.

The Diploma has been offered annually since 1974. Hundreds of men and women from across Canada, with widely varying backgrounds, have attended. Many medium-to-large Canadian municipalities consistently use Western's Diploma in Public Administration as part of their professional development program for senior managers. The cross-disciplinary faculty and guest experts who teach in the DPA program include academic researchers specializing in local government, as well as practitioners with extensive local government experience. Students receive Western undergraduate credits for the DPA courses.
URL:Public Administration at Western University
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Two letters of recommendation are required from people who have direct knowledge of the student's recent academic and/or employment performance. A letter explaining the applicant's prior experience and/or future career objectives in local government is required, and your reasons for pursuing an DPA in local government.

* 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 05, 2017

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