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Public Policy and Administration (MA)

Why Public Policy & Administration at Ryerson?

Located in the heart of Canada’s largest metropolitan centre, Ryerson University offers an exciting and innovative graduate program with full- and part-time study options leading to a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration. Launched in 2005, the program gives students the extraordinary advantage of proximity to, and engagement with, business, government and community agencies. This proximity is a significant asset in supporting student research, networking and co-op placement/internship opportunities.

This innovative program 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.

The MPPA Program is committed to implementing the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. For further details, please see our PDF fileMPPA TRC Review Report 2020

The Program is also accredited and a member of the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration - CAPPA, external link.