Global Affairs and Public Policy

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Introduction

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Arts and Science

Degree Programs

Global Affairs

MGA

  • Emphases:
    • Development;
    • Innovation Policy;
    • Justice;
    • Markets;
    • Security
  • Dual Degree Programs:
    • MGA (University of Toronto) / MIA (Hertie School, Berlin)
    • MGA (University of Toronto) / MPP (Sciences Po, Paris)

Public Policy

MPP

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

The ​Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program will equip students with a sophisticated understanding of the larger political, economic, and social contexts of global affairs and with the skills necessary to work strategically and effectively within the evolving global system. The MGA integrates the study of global institutions, global civil society, and the global economy and markets into the same program, and requires that students learn about each area and about the interconnections between them. In offering a curriculum that provides both breadth and depth, the MGA draws on the scholarly strength of faculty from a range of disciplines and subject areas.

The Munk School’s prestigious Master of Public Policy (MPP) brings together an impressive array of students and faculty for a two-year, full time program that bridges Canadian and global policy. In addition to a paid summer internship and a wide range of career support services, students develop core competencies considered essential for policy practice and take electives from both within the Munk School and in the broader University. Visiting public sector leaders along with a renowned multidisciplinary faculty bridge theory and real world experience, providing contact with senior professionals in government and the broader public, private, and community sectors. Students may also apply to the combined JD/MPP degree program as well as pursue collaborative specializations with other graduate departments.

A Munk School education, located in the heart of downtown Toronto and in close proximity to an extraordinary concentration of policy leaders, will empower students to achieve their professional and personal goals.

Contact and Address

Web: munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga
Email: mga@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-8917
Fax: (416) 946-8915

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
University of Toronto
315 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 0A7
Canada

Web: munkschool.utoronto.ca/publicpolicy
Email: public.policy@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-5120
Fax: (416) 978-5079​​

Master of Public Policy Program
University of Toronto
Canadiana Gallery
Third Floor, 14 Queen's Park Crescent West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K9
Canada

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Baker, Michael - BComm, MA, PhD
Breznitz, Dan - BA, PhD
Deibert, Ronald - BA, MA, PhD
Frazer, Garth - BE, BM, MPH, MA, PhD
Hansen, Randall - BA, MPH, PhD, CRC
Heath, Joseph - BA, MA, PhD, FRSC
Heblich, Stephan - PhD
Kasekamp, Andres - PhD
Katz, Larissa - BA, LLB, LLM, SJD
Kroft, Kory - BA, MA, PhD
Lam, Tong - BSc, MA, PhD
Levi, Ron - BCL, LLB, LLM, SJD
Lipscy, Phillip - PhD
Loewen, Peter - PhD
McGahan, Anita - BA, MA, MBA, PhD
Ornston, Darius - BA, MA, PhD
Pauly, Louis - BA, MA, MSc, MSc, PhD, CRC, FRSC
Peng, Ito - BSW, BSc, MA, PhD
Prichard, Wilson R.S - BA, MPH, DPhil
Robinson, John - BA, BA, MES, MES, PhD, PhD
Sabia, Michael - BA, MPH, PhD (Director)
Stein, Janice - BA, MA, PhD, OC, FRSC
White, Graham - BA, MA, PhD
White, Linda - BA, MA, PhD
Wolfe, David - BA, MA, PhD
Wong, Joseph - BA, MA, PhD, CRC

Associate Members

Breznitz, Shiri - BA, MA, PhD
Hejazi, Walid - BA, MA, PhD
Indart, Gustavo - BA, MA, PhD
Jayaraman, Rajshri - BA, MA, PhD
Lindsay, Jon - BS, MS, PhD
Manger, Mark - DrRerPol
Niemi, Laura - BA, MA, PhD
Rae, Bob - LLB, BA, MPH
Salardi, Paola - DPhil
Triadafilopoulos, Triadafilos - BA, MA, PhD

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Global Affairs MGA

Master of Global Affairs​

Program Description

The Master of Global Affairs (MGA) is a two-year professional program, consisting of four sessions of coursework and a compulsory summer internship. The purpose of this program is to provide an outstanding professional, multidisciplinary education to train the next generation of global leaders of international institutions, global civil society, and business.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree with a minimum standing in the final year equivalent to at least a University of Toronto B+.

  • Open to all disciplinary backgrounds.

Program Requirements

This is a two-year program taken on a full-time basis over 20 consecutive months.

  • Students must complete 8.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), as follows:

    • ​​​4.5 FCEs in core courses in Year 1 (nine half-course equivalents)

    • 0.5 FCE: GLA 1007H Global Internship in the Summer session between Years 1 and 2

    • 0.5 FCE core course in Year 2: GLA 2000H Capstone Seminar

    • additional 3.0 FCEs in Year 2 (six half courses) at the 2000 level from the Munk School.

  • Students have the option of completing an emphasis as part of their degree program. In order for students to graduate, they must complete at least 1.5 FCEs in that emphasis; see details below. Students may use courses taken in other departments towards their chosen emphasis with the approval of the MGA Program Director. Verification of completion of an emphasis will be at the discretion of the MGA Program Director. Students must formally request that the emphasis be listed on their transcript.

Program Length

5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

Emphasis: Development

MGA students who wish to complete an emphasis in Development must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

GLA 2002H; GLA 2014H; GLA 2019H; GLA 2028H; GLA 2060H; GLA 2061H GLA 2062H; and JCR 1000Y.

 

Emphasis: Innovation Policy

MGA students who wish to complete an emphasis in Innovation Policy must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

GLA 2014H; GLA 2018H; GLA 2021H; GLA 2080H; GLA 2081H; and GLA 2082H.

 

Emphasis: Justice

MGA students who wish to complete an emphasis in Justice must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

GLA 2013H; GLA 2016H; GLA 2023H; GLA 2066H; GLA 2067H; and GLA 2068H.

 

Emphasis: Markets

MGA students who wish to complete an emphasis in Markets must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

GLA 2001H; GLA 2006H; GLA 2012H; GLA 2015H; GLA 2025H; GLA 2069H; GLA 2070H; and GLA 2071H.

 

Emphasis: Security

MGA students who wish to complete an emphasis in Security must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

GLA2010H; GLA2024H; GLA2030H; GLA 2063H; GLA 2064H; GLA 2065H

 

Dual Degree Program: Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto) / Master of International Affairs (Hertie School of Governance)

Program Description

This dual degree program creates a pathway between the U of T Master of Global Affairs and the Hertie School Master of International Affairs (MIA) programs. In Year 1, students complete MIA coursework in Germany at the Hertie School. In the Summer session of Year 1, students complete an internship that is part of the MGA and MIA degree programs. In Year 2, students complete MGA coursework in Toronto and in the final Summer, complete a master's thesis as part of the dual degree requirements. Students will gain both degrees in two years (24 months) rather than the four years it would take to acquire the degrees consecutively.

Contact

Master of Global Affairs / Master of International Affairs Program
Web: munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/dual-degree-with-the-hertie-school

Master of Global Affairs Program
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Email: mga@utoronto.ca

Master of International Affairs Program
Hertie School of Governance
Email: grad-admissions@hertie-school.org

Application Process

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both programs to be admitted to the dual degree. The MGA admission requirements are stated below.

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto as well as the specific requirements of the MGA.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree with a standing in the final year equivalent to at least a U of T B+.

  • Open to all disciplinary backgrounds.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must provide proof of English-language proficiency. The following tests and scores will be accepted:

    • TOEFL: 100/120 overall;

    • IELTS (International English language testing system): 7, with at least 6.0 for each component.

Program Requirements

During their U of T registration in the MGA program, students must complete a total of 6.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs).

Year 1
  • Fall and Winter: Students complete Year 1 courses at the Hertie School.

  • Summer: GLA 1007H Global Internship (0.5 FCE, 12 weeks) plus a critical reflection paper to be submitted in September of Year 2.

Year 2
  • Fall and Winter (5.0 FCEs):

    • GLA 1009H Financial Management for Global Organizations (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 1011H Global Innovation Policy (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 1014H Global Development (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 2000H Capstone Seminar (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 2887H Thesis Preparation Course (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE)

    • Five elective courses (2.5 FCEs).

  • Summer (1.0 FCE): GLA 2889Y Dual Degree Master's Thesis (Credit/No Credit).

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

 

Dual Degree Program: Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto) / Master of Public Policy (Sciences Po)

Program Description

This dual degree program creates a pathway between the U of T Master of Global Affairs and the Sciences Po Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. In Year 1, students complete MPP coursework in France at Sciences Po. In the Summer session of Year 1, students complete an internship that is part of the MGA degree program. In Year 2, students complete MGA coursework in Toronto and in the final Summer, complete a Grand Oral Exam as part of the dual degree requirements.

Contact

Master of Global Affairs / Master of Public Policy Program
Web: munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/joint-degrees/dual-degree-sciences-po-school-public-affairs-paris

Master of Global Affairs Program
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Email: mga@utoronto.ca

Master of Public Policy Program
School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po
Email: sophie.rivieredufour@sciencespo.fr

Application Process

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto. Applicants must also satisfy the dual degree program's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree with a standing in the final year equivalent to at least a U of T B+, and a cumulative standing equivalent to at least a U of T mid-B.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must provide proof of English-language proficiency. The following tests and scores will be accepted:

    • TOEFL: 100/120 overall;

    • IELTS (International English language testing system): 7, with at least 6.5 for each component;

    • Cambridge English: Advanced;

    • TOEIC: Listening and Reading: 945/990; Speaking and Writing: 360/400;

    • PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: 68.

  • Proof of French-language proficiency is also necessary if the French track is chosen at Sciences Po. Please consult the Sciences Po website for details.

  • The program welcomes applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Program Requirements

During their U of T registration in the MGA program, students must complete a total of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs).

Year 1
  • Fall and Winter: Students complete Year 1 courses at Sciences Po.

  • Summer: GLA 1007H Global Internship (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE], 12 weeks) plus a critical reflection paper to be submitted in September of Year 2.

Year 2
  • Fall and Winter (5.0 FCEs):

    • GLA 1001H Macroeconomics: Markets, Institutions, and Growth (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 1003H Global Security (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 1006H International Legal Challenges (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 1009H Financial Management for Global Organizations (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 1011H Global Innovation Policy (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 1014H Global Development (0.5 FCE)

    • GLA 2000H Capstone Seminar (0.5 FCE)

    • Three elective courses (1.5 FCEs).

  • Summer (0.5 FCE): GLA 2800H Grand Oral.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Global Affairs MGA Courses

Year 1

Core Courses (Required)

GLA 1001H
Macroeconomics: Markets, Institutions, and Growth
GLA 1003H
Global Security
GLA 1009H
Financial Management for Global Organizations
GLA 1005H
Decision Making and Strategic Thinking in the Global System
GLA 1006H
International Legal Challenges
GLA 1010H
Microeconomics for Global Affairs
GLA 1011H
Global Innovation Policy
GLA 1012H
Statistics for Global Affairs
GLA 1014H
Global Development

Summer Course (Required)

GLA 1007H
Global Internship

Year 2

Core Courses (Required)

GLA 2000H
Capstone Seminar
(Required for all MGA students.)
GLA 2800H
Grand Oral
(Required for students in the MGA/MPP dual degree program.)
GLA 2887H Thesis Preparation Course
(Credit/No Credit. Required for students in the MGA/MIA dual degree program.)
GLA 2889Y Dual Degree Master's Thesis
(Credit/No Credit. Required for students in the MGA/MIA dual degree program. Prerequisite: GLA 2887H.)

Elective Courses (Subject to Change)

GLA 1013H
Logic of Global Inquiry
GLA 2001H
Global Capital Markets and Global Strategies
GLA 2002H
Issues in Development Policy and Practice
GLA 2003H
Global Governance
GLA 2005H
Negotiating Internationally
GLA 2006H
The Global Political Economy of Finance and Investment
GLA 2007H
Global Affairs Externship (Credit/No Credit)
GLA 2010H
Geopolitics of Cyberspace
GLA 2012H
The Global Political Economy of Trade
GLA 2013H
Topics in Global Violence
GLA 2014H
Innovation and Economic Development
GLA 2015H
Economic Competitiveness and Social Protection
GLA 2016H
Global Legal Strategy
GLA 2018H
Innovation and the City
GLA 2019H
The Political Economy of Development
GLA 2021H
Innovation, Institutions, Governments, and Growth
GLA 2022H
Global Institutions and Diplomacy
GLA 2023H
Justice Reforms in Global Context
GLA 2024H
Intelligence and Covert Action
GLA 2025H
Global Affairs Lab
GLA 2026H
Global Affairs Lab II
GLA 2028H
Global Civil Society
GLA 2030H
Grand Strategy and Global Threats
GLA 2050H
Selected Topics in International Studies
GLA 2060H
Topics in Development I
GLA 2061H
Topics in Development II
GLA 2062H
Topics in Development III
GLA 2063H
Topics in Security I
GLA 2064H
Topics in Security II
GLA 2065H
Topics in Security III
GLA 2066H
Topics in Justice I
GLA 2067H
Topics in Justice II
GLA 2068H
Topics in Justice III
GLA 2069H
Topics in Markets I
GLA 2070H
Topics in Markets II
GLA 2071H
Topics in Markets III
GLA 2080H
Topics in Innovation I
GLA 2081H
Topics in Innovation II
GLA 2082H
Topics in Innovation III
GLA 2090H
Topics in Global Affairs I
GLA 2091H
Topics in Global Affairs II
GLA 2092H
Topics in Global Affairs III
GLA 2093H
Topics in Global Affairs IV
GLA 2095H
MGA Reading Course
GLA 2096H
Topics in Global Affairs V
GLA 2097H
Topics in Global Affairs VI
GLA 2098H
Topics in Global Affairs VII
GLA 2555H
Intensive Course in Innovation Policy I
GLA 2556H
Intensive Course in Innovation Policy II
GLA 2557H
Intensive Course in Innovation Policy III
GLA 2888H
MGA Research Paper
JCR 1000Y
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global Challenges
JMG 2020H
Big Data
JSE 1708H
Sustainability and the Western Mind

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Public Policy MPP

​Master of Public Policy​

Program Description

The Munk School’s prestigious Master of Public Policy (MPP) brings together an impressive array of students and faculty for a two-year, full time program that bridges Canadian and global policy.

In addition to a paid summer internship and a wide range of career support services, students develop core competencies considered essential for policy practice and take electives from both within the Munk School and in the broader University.

Visiting public sector leaders along with a renowned multidisciplinary faculty bridge theory and real world experience, providing contact with senior professionals in government and the broader public, private, and community sectors.

Students may also apply to the combined JD/MPP degree program as well as pursue collaborative specializations with other graduate departments. A Munk School education, located in the heart of downtown Toronto and in close proximity to an extraordinary concentration of policy leaders, will empower students to achieve their professional and personal goals.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the School of Public Policy and Governance's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent as recognized by the University of Toronto).

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a B and a minimum GPA of a B+ standing in the final year of undergraduate studies (3.3 out of a possible 4.0 grading scale). Admissions selection to the MPP program is competitive and meeting this minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. Final-year grades are based on the last 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or 10.0 half-course equivalents.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • International applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (general) score.

  • International applicants must also submit a translation of transcripts from non-English speaking universities.

  • The Munk School offers an in-depth, in-class Math and Statistics Prep Course for students prior to starting Year 1 of the MPP. Details regarding the Prep Course are available to incoming students in the summer before Year 1. While participation is voluntary, students are encouraged to attend.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 8.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 6.5 required core FCEs (see list of required core courses below).

      • Students who do not pass PPG 1002H, PPG 1004H, and/or PPG 1008H must retake the Math-Stats Prep course diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%.

    • 1.5 FCEs from the list of electives offered by University-wide graduate units, one of which must be a PPG course

  • Internship:

    • PPG 2006Y MPP Internship; a mandatory internship taken in the Summer between Year 1 and Year 2 or during Year 2. The internship research report is graded on a credit/no-credit basis.

Program Length

5 sessions ​full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Public Policy MPP Courses

Course List

Required Core Courses

MPP1
PPG 1000H
Governance and Institutions
PPG 1001H
The Policy Process
PPG 1002H
Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
(Students who do not pass PPG 1002H must retake the Math-Stats Prep course diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%)
PPG 1003H
Macroeconomics for Policy Analysis
PPG 1004H
Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
(Students who do not pass PPG 1004H must retake the Math-Stats Prep course diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%)
PPG 1005H
The Social Context of Policy-Making
PPG 1007H
Putting Policy into Action: Strategic Implementation of Public Objectives
PPG 1008H
Program Evaluation for Public Policy
(Prerequisite: PPG 1004H; students who do not pass PPG 1008H must retake the Math-Stats Prep course diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%)
MPP2
PPG 2001H
Legal Analysis of Public Policy
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)
PPG 2002H
Topics in Applied Economics for Public Policy
(Prerequisite: PPG 1002H and successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)
PPG 2003H
Capstone Course: Integrating Issues in Public Policy
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 5.5 FCEs in MPP courses)
PPG 2008H
Comparative Public Policy and Transnational Forces
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)

Choose one of:

PPG 2011H
Ethics and the Public Interest
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)
PPG 2022H
Moral Foundations of Public Policy
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)

Elective Courses

Offered by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy:

PPG 2010H
Panel Data Methods for Public Policy Analysis
PPG 2012H Topics in Public Policy
PPG 2013H
Topics in Public Policy I
PPG 2014H
Topics in Public Policy II
PPG 2015H
Topics In Public Policy III
PPG 2017H
Topics in Public Policy: Urban Policy
PPG 2018H
The Role of Government
PPG 2021H
Priority Topics in Public Administration

Cross-Listed with the Faculty of Law:

LAW 7030H
Issues in Aboriginal Law and Policy

Internship

PPG 2006Y
MPP Internship
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)