Public Administration and Governance (BA (Hons))
Part Time: First-Year Entry
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 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.
Access to scholars engaged in leading-edge public administration research and public servant instructors with a wealth of experience. A practicum option allows eligible students to use work experience for credit. This part-time program (featuring evening classes, online distance education and hybrid delivery) offers a certificate, advanced certificate, BA and post-degree certificate, as well as specialized program options for First Nations administrators.
Use in-depth understanding of policy and administration to make a difference in federal, provincial or municipal government; social service agencies; non-profit organizations; or the private sector. Pursue professional programs such as public policy, public administration and law; or an advanced degree in social sciences.
What You Need to Know
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.
- The ability to meet Ryerson Mature Student Guidelines
Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at: