York University - Graduate Studies

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Public & International Affairs

York University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:International Relations and Affairs
Public Relations/Image Management
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,145
Careers:Public Relations Consultants


The Master's in Public & International Affairs is a central activity of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to assume leadership roles in public institutions, whether they be governmental or non-governmental organizations, at the provincial, federal, or international level, or to develop and apply expertise about public institutions, as with careers in journalism or business-government relations. This is achieved through a combination of course work and an internship. Students also have the option of completing a major research paper. The curriculum includes standard courses in policy analysis, public management and research methods. Students are introduced to such matters as financial management, organizational theory, project implementation and evaluation, and the techniques of policy-making.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Candidates must have completed an honours undergraduate degree program or equivalent (typically a four-year program with full-time enrolment) from an accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum grade point average of B+ in the final two years of study is required. Experience in public sector employment is desirable but not required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 26, 2022