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Department of Politics
And Public Administration

Welcome to the Department of Politics and Public Administration.


 

The Department offers:

The Department partners to deliver:


MA in Public Policy and Administration

This innovative program (offered in both full- and part-time configurations) integrates the fields of public policy and public administration to reflect the theoretical and practical realities of the political context of policy development, implementation and analysis; and, prepares graduates for further academic pursuits and careers in the public service at all levels of government, in the non-profit sector, in private sector organizations with significant relationships with government and in international organizations.

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BA in Politics and Governance (Full-Time)

The BA in Politics and Governance focuses on a critical understanding of the public and private institutions, structures and processes of ‘governance’. The program offers courses in five sub-fields: Canadian, Comparative, Global, Policy, and Theory. Unlike traditional political science undergraduate degrees that focus on governmental actors and policy makers, our Politics and Governance program embraces a range of forms of governance.

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BA IN Public Administration and Governance (Part-Time)
   Advanced Certificate
   Certificate

The (part-time) BA in Public Administration and Governance aims to provide its students with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of organisations and operations in the public sector, as well as specialized knowledge and skills necessary for career development. The program is designed for managers, administrative officers, front-line service providers, policy analysts in the federal, provincial or municipal governments; social service agencies and other public or non-profit organizations. In the part-time program, students may earn a Certificate, an Advanced Certificate, and a degree. It is a cumulative process, in that the degree includes the requirements of the Advanced Certificate, which includes the requirements of the Certificate.

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MINOR in Politics

The Minor in Politics provides students with understanding of the political world. It is comprised of several courses drawn from each of the sub-fields represented in the Politics and Governance program: Canadian, Comparative, Global, Policy and Theory.  Students may select a configuration of courses that provides depth in one sub-field or a cross-section of several.  Most upper-level courses have prerequisites, but those are also part of the Minor. Consult the course descriptions to determine the sub-field and prerequisite(s) of each course.

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MINOR in Public Administration

The Minor in Public Administration provides the student with a comprehensive overview of Canadian public administration and policy.  It is comprised of three types of courses:  courses in government which provide the students with insights into the nature of modern politics; policy courses which emphasize the various terrains on which government and organized interests interact; and courses in administration which provide practical skills used in the everyday world of public administration.

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CERTIFICATE (post-baccalaureate) in Public Administration and Leadership

The post-baccalaureate Certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed a degree and who wish to deepen their understanding of the key aspects of public sector management. The curriculum is focused on key areas of policy development, public sector finance, collaborative governance, intergovernmental affairs, program evaluation, e-government, and administrative law. A special capstone course focuses on the nature and style of leadership in the public sector.

Click here for Certificate Structure and Course Offerings for the 2011-12 Academic Year

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Click here for a video in which the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Patrice Dutil, explains the Certificate and talks about its benefit to various audiences


COURSES in Politics, Public Policy, and Public Administration

Many of the courses offered by the Department of Politics and Public Administration are available to students of other programs, either as Professionally-Related or as Liberal Studies electives.

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PhD IN POLICY STUDIES

The PhD in Policy Studies, which launched in Fall 2009, is Canada’s first and only interdisciplinary doctoral program offering students the opportunity to study in three fields: Social Policy; Immigration, Settlement and Diaspora Policies; and Public Policy and Administration.  Societal need for policy research has grown in response to the realities of the knowledge economy and the complex policy challenges facing communities, cities, regions, nations and the world.  While policy studies as an area of study has found its disciplinary home in political science, policy research requires an understanding of the historical, cultural, political, institutional, geographic and economic aspects that frame policy fields.  Traditional policy fields are increasingly interconnected, have domestic and international dimensions and involve policy actors from the public, non-profit and private sectors.  These innate features of public policy require interdisciplinary knowledge and research collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.

This interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare a new generation of researchers for positions in academe and the public, non-profit and private sectors at the local, regional, national and international levels.

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Certificate in Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Management

The Department of Politics & Public Administration, the School of Business Management and the School of Social Work cooperate to offer, through the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management. It is the first undergraduate university certificate program in nonprofit sector management in Canada .

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