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Public Administration and Governance (BA (Hons))
Is It for You?
This part-time program for public administration professionals in the public, non-profit or private sectors provides the knowledge and skills necessary to advance careers. You’ll learn how governments make decisions, how to develop, analyze and manage policies, and how the latest developments, issues and initiatives in the public sector affect society as a whole. Your access to research scholars, practicum options, specialized program options for First Nations administrators, and a variety of class formats (evening classes, online distance education and hybrid delivery) will prepare you to make a difference.
This part-time program allows students to take courses at their own pace. You can complete as few as one to two courses per semester, or you can complete three courses or more per semester (making it full-time, OSAP eligible).
Part Time: First-Year Entry
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 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 2021/2022
Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range: $880 - $5,301
International Fees Range: $3,135 - $23,345
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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 prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:
- English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
- Note: 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:
You will use in-depth understanding of policy and administration to effect change in federal, provincial or municipal government; social service agencies; non-profit organizations; or the private sector. You may work as a policy analyst, public relations officer, issues manager, political analyst, speech writer, political/campaign strategist, compliance officer, constituency manager, communications officer, or partnerships consultant. You can also pursue professional programs such as public policy, public administration and law; or an advanced degree in social sciences.