Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies

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Public Administration (MPA/J.D)

Queen's University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Public Administration
Field of Study:Law (LL.B, J.D., B.C.L.)
Public Administration
Length:4 Year(s)


The Public Administration graduate program is a bridge between the academic world and the world of public affairs. Our multi-disciplinary MPA programs are focused on policy analysis, development and implementation, preparing new and experienced professionals for rewarding careers in the public and on-profit sectors. Our graduates have gone onto hold positions as ministers and senior officials in municipal, provincial and federal governments. They also provide leadership in hospitals, community organizations and national associations across Canada.

The School of Policy Studies offers a rich and rewarding learning experience that is unsurpassed in Canada and matched only by the best public policy programs in the world. The MPA curriculum includes core courses in economics, policy analysis, governance, management and quantitative methods. Through elective courses in the School, students apply their skills to the analysis and resolution of concrete policy and management problems.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]
  • Law School Admission Test
Application Notes : A GRE test examination is required if previous degree is from a non-Canadian university. For international students, if required, a TOEFL total score of at least 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have he minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests
Competitive MPA/J.D. applicants must have completed a Bachelor's honours degree, with an A- average or 3.7 GPA in the last two years and an LSAT score above the 80th percentile.

* 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 September 22, 2022