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Public Administration and Governance (BA)

Program Overview

Format(s):

  • Part-Time, First-Year Entry

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 70%+*

At the heart of effective governments are public administration professionals who develop and manage the programs and initiatives that shape our lives. Practitioners in public sector management create and implement policies and evaluate their success to ensure citizens’ needs are being met. Ryerson graduates use their sophisticated understanding of policy and administration to make a meaningful difference in Canada’s society, economy, environment and governance.

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range
: $682 - $5,635
International Fees Range: $2,346 - $18,896

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • The minimum grade required in the subject prerequisite (normally in the 70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
    OR
  • The ability to meet Ryerson Mature Student Guidelines

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.