Global Affairs and Public Policy

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Introduction

Faculty Affiliation

Arts and Science

Degree Programs

Global Affairs

MGA

  • Emphases:
    • Development;
    • Global Justice and Human Rights;
    • Global Policy and Asia;
    • Global Policy in Europe and Eurasia;
    • Global Security;
    • Innovation Policy;
    • Markets;
    • The Digital World
 
  • Dual Degree Programs:
    • MGA (University of Toronto) / MIA (Hertie School, Berlin);
    • MGA (University of Toronto) / MPA (London School of Economics, London);
    • MGA (University of Toronto) / MPP (Sciences Po, Paris)

Public Policy

MPP

  • Emphases:
    • Economics for Public Policy;
    • Public and Non-Profit Management and Administration;
    • Social and Urban Policy

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 is a two-year professional program that equips 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. Focused on five pillars of Global Security, Global Development, Global Justice and Human Rights, Global Markets, and Innovation Policy, students will gain the tools needed to have a real-world impact.

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
Bertoldi, Nancy - BA, MA, PhD
Breznitz, Dan - BA, PhD
Breznitz, Shiri - BA, MA, PhD
Cody, Francis - PhD
Craft, Jonathan - MA, PhD
Deibert, Ronald - BA, MA, PhD
Frazer, Garth - BE, BM, MPH, MA, PhD
Hall, Jonathan - BA, 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, CRC
Kroft, Kory - BA, MA, PhD
Lam, Tong - BSc, MA, PhD
Levi, Ron - BCL, LLB, LLM, SJD
Lindsay, Jon - BS, MS, PhD
Lipscy, Phillip - PhD
Loewen, Peter - PhD
Manger, Mark - DrRerPol
McGahan, Anita - BA, MA, MBA, PhD
Misak, Cheryl - BA, MA, DPhil, FRSC (Interim Director until Dec. 31, 2021)
Ong, Lynette - BA, AM, 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
Shachar, Ayelet - LLB, BA, LLM, SJD
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
Wu, Yiching - BA, MA, MA, PhD
Zuberi, Daniyal - BA, MSc, PhD

Associate Members

Austin, Robert - BA, MA, PhD
Hejazi, Walid - BA, MA, PhD
Indart, Gustavo - BA, MA, PhD
Jayaraman, Raji - BA, MA, PhD
Kijima, Rie - BA, MA, PhD
Kramarz, Teresa - MSc, PhD
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. This program is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds.

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+.

Program Requirements

This is a two-year program taken on a full-time basis over 20 consecutive months. Students must successfully complete a total of 8.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows.

Year 1:
  • 3.5 FCEs in core courses (seven half courses).

  • 1.0 FCE in elective courses. Of these, 0.5 FCE must be chosen from the following: GLA2027H Ethics and Global Affairs, GLA2029H Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course, or GLA2034H Decision Making and Strategic Thinking.

  • At the end of Year 1, students must declare an emphasis as part of their degree program. They must complete 1.5 FCEs of coursework in order to successfully complete the emphasis; see details on the emphases below.

Summer session between Years 1 and 2:
  • GLA1007H Global Internship (0.5 FCE).
Year 2:
  • 1.0 FCE in core courses: GLA2000H Capstone Seminar and GLA2111H Research Methods for Global Affairs.

  • Additional 2.5 elective FCEs (five half courses) at the 2000 level from the Munk School. A maximum of 1.0 FCE may be taken from graduate programs outside the Munk School.

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:

GLA2002H; GLA2014H; GLA2019H; GLA2028H; GLA2060H; GLA2061H; GLA2062H; JCR1000Y.

 

Emphasis: Global Justice and Human Rights

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

GLA2013H; GLA2023H; GLA2066H; GLA2067H; GLA2068H.

 

Emphasis: Global Policy and Asia

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

GLA2003H; GLA2036H; GLA2044H; GLA2045H; GLA2046H.

 

Emphasis: Global Policy in Europe and Eurasia

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

ERE1161H; ERE1170H; ERE1175H; ERE1179H; GLA2015H; GLA2056H; GLA2068H.

 

Emphasis: Global Security

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

GLA2010H; GLA2024H; GLA2030H; GLA2063H; GLA2064H; GLA2065H.

 

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:

GLA2014H; GLA2018H; GLA2021H; GLA2080H; GLA2081H; GLA2082H.

 

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:

GLA2001H; GLA2006H; GLA2012H; GLA2015H; GLA2025H; GLA2037H; GLA2069H; GLA2070H; GLA2071H.

 

Emphasis: The Digital World

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

GLA2010; GLA2024H; GLA2041H; GLA2042H; GLA2043H; GLA2052H.

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Global Affairs MGA (Dual Degree: MGA / MIA Hertie School of Governance)

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 at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. 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 session, 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. The pattern of registration is F/W/S/F/W/S with students completing both programs in August of Year 2. This dual degree program is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds.

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+.

  • 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:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 100/120 overall;

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7, with at least 6.0 for each component.

Program Requirements

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

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

  • Summer: GLA1007H 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):

    • GLA1011H Global Innovation Policy (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA1014H Global Development (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2000H Capstone Seminar (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2111H Research Methods for Global Affairs (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2887H Final Research and Analysis (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE).

    • 2.5 elective FCEs (five half courses) at the 2000 level within the MGA program.

  • Summer (1.0 FCE): GLA2889Y Dual Degree Master's Thesis (Credit/No Credit).

Program Length

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

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Global Affairs MGA (Dual Degree: MGA / MPA London School of Economics)

Dual Degree Program: Master of Global Affairs (University of Toronto) / Master of Public Administration (London School of Economics)

Program Description

This dual degree program creates a pathway between the U of T Master of Global Affairs (MGA) and the London School of Economics Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs. In Year 1, students complete MPA coursework at the London School of Economics and Public Policy in the United Kingdom. In the Summer session of Year 1, students complete an internship that is part of the MGA program. In Year 2, students complete MGA coursework in Toronto and in the final Summer session, complete a policy paper as part of the dual degree requirements.

Students will gain both degrees in two years (21 months) rather than the four years it would take to acquire the degrees consecutively. The pattern of registration is F/W/S/F/W/S with students completing both programs by the end of June in Year 2. This dual degree program is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Contact

Master of Global Affairs / Master of Public Administration Program
Web: munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/joint-degrees

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

Master of Public Administration Program
School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
Email: mpa@lse.ac.uk

Application Process

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. 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 University of Toronto B+, and a cumulative standing equivalent to at least a University of Toronto 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:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (iBT): 100/120 overall;

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7, with at least 6.5 for each component.

Program Requirements

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

Year 1
  • Fall and Winter: Students complete Year 1 courses at the London School of Economics.

  • Summer (0.5 FCE): GLA1007H Global Internship (10 to 16 weeks) plus a critical reflection paper to be submitted in September of Year 2.

Year 2
  • Fall and Winter (5.0 FCEs):

    • GLA1006H International Legal Challenges (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA1011H Global Innovation Policy (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2000H Capstone Seminar (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2111H Research Methods for Global Affairs I (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2887H Final Research and Analysis (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE).

    • 2.5 elective FCEs (five half courses) at the 2000 level within the MGA program.

  • Summer (1.0 FCE):

    • GLA2890Y Policy Paper.

Program Length

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

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Global Affairs MGA (Dual Degree: MGA / MPP Sciences Po)

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 (MGA) and the Sciences Po Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. In Year 1, students complete MPP coursework at Sciences Po in Paris, France. 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 session, complete a Grand Oral Exam 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. The pattern of registration is F/W/S/F/W/S with students completing both programs in August of Year 2.This dual degree program is open to applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds.

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:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 100/120 overall;

    • International English language Testing System (IELTS): 7, with at least 6.5 for each component.

  • 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.

Program Requirements

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

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

  • Summer (0.5 FCE): GLA1007H Global Internship (12 weeks) plus a critical reflection paper to be submitted in September of Year 2.

Year 2
  • Fall and Winter (5.0 FCEs):

    • GLA1001H Macroeconomics: Markets, Institutions, and Growth (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA1003H Global Security (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA1006H International Legal Challenges (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA1011H Global Innovation Policy (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA1014H Global Development (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2000H Capstone Seminar (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2111H Research Methods for Global Affairs (0.5 FCE).

    • GLA2887H Final Research and Analysis (Credit/No Credit; 0.5 FCE).

    • 1.0 elective FCE (two half courses) at the 2000 level, taken at the Munk School.

  • Summer (0.5 FCE): GLA2800H 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)

GLA1001H
Macroeconomics: Markets, Institutions, and Growth
GLA1003H
Global Security
GLA1006H
International Legal Challenges
GLA1010H
Microeconomics for Global Affairs
GLA1011H
Global Innovation Policy
GLA1012H
Statistics for Global Affairs
GLA1014H
Global Development

Summer Course (Required)

GLA1007H
Global Internship

Year 2

Core Courses (Required)

GLA2000H
Capstone Seminar
(Required for all MGA students and dual degree programs.)

GLA2111H

Research Methods for Global Affairs
(Required for all MGA students and all dual degree students.)
GLA2800H
Grand Oral
(Required for students in the MGA/MPP dual degree program.)
GLA2887H Final Research and Analysis
(Credit/No Credit. Required for all dual degree students.)
GLA2889Y Dual Degree Master's Thesis
(Credit/No Credit. Required for students in the MGA/MIA dual degree program. Prerequisite: GLA2887H.)
GLA2890Y
Policy Paper
(Required for students in the MGA/MPA dual degree program. Prerequisite: GLA2887H.)

Elective Courses (Subject to Change)

GLA1013H
Logic of Global Inquiry
GLA2001H
Global Capital Markets and Global Strategies
GLA2002H
Issues in Development Policy and Practice
GLA2003H
Governing With or Without the State
GLA2005H
Negotiating Internationally
GLA2006H
The Global Political Economy of Finance and Investment
GLA2007H
Global Affairs Externship (Credit/No Credit)
GLA2010H
Geopolitics of Cyberspace
GLA2012H
The Global Political Economy of Trade
GLA2013H
Topics in Global Violence
GLA2014H
Innovation and Economic Development
GLA2015H
The Political Economy of the Welfare State
GLA2018H
Innovation and the City
GLA2019H
The Political Economy of Development
GLA2021H
Innovation, Institutions, Governments, and Growth
GLA2022H
Global Institutions and Diplomacy
GLA2023H
Justice Reforms in Global Context
GLA2024H
Intelligence and Cybersecurity in Global Politics
GLA2025H
Global Affairs Lab
GLA2027H Ethics and Global Affairs
GLA2028H
Global Civil Society
GLA2029H Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course
GLA2030H
Grand Strategy and Global Threats
GLA2034H Decision Making and Strategic Thinking
GLA2036H Bilateral Diplomacy: Canada-Japan and US-Japan Relations
GLA2037H Financial Management for Global Organizations
GLA2041H Topics in the Digital World I
GLA2042H Topics in the Digital World II
GLA2043H Topics in the Digital World III
GLA2044H Topics in Global Policy and Asia I
GLA2045H Topics in Global Policy and Asia II
GLA2046H Topics in Global Policy and Asia III
GLA2050H
Selected Topics in International Studies
GLA2052H The Digital Platform Economy
GLA2056H The Populist Radical Right
GLA2060H
Topics in Development I
GLA2061H
Topics in Development II
GLA2062H
Topics in Development III
GLA2063H
Topics in Security I
GLA2064H
Topics in Security II
GLA2065H
Topics in Security III
GLA2066H
Topics in Justice I
GLA2067H
Topics in Justice II
GLA2068H
Topics in Justice III
GLA2069H
Topics in Markets I
GLA2070H
Topics in Markets II
GLA2071H
Topics in Markets III
GLA2080H
Topics in Innovation I
GLA2081H
Topics in Innovation II
GLA2082H
Topics in Innovation III
GLA2090H
Topics in Global Affairs I
GLA2091H
Topics in Global Affairs II
GLA2092H
Topics in Global Affairs III
GLA2093H
Topics in Global Affairs IV
GLA2095H
MGA Reading Course
GLA2096H
Topics in Global Affairs V
GLA2097H
Topics in Global Affairs VI
GLA2098H
Topics in Global Affairs VII
GLA2555H
Intensive Course in Innovation Policy I
GLA2556H
Intensive Course in Innovation Policy II
GLA2888H
MGA Research Paper
JCR1000Y
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global Challenges
JMG2020H
Big Data
JSE1708H
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 degree program Juris Doctor (JD) / Master of Public Policy (MPP) 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 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. All incoming students are required to complete the Math-Stats diagnostic.

Program Requirements

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

    • Year 1:

      • 3.5 required FCEs: PPG1000H, PPG10002H, PPG1003H, PPG1004H, PPG1005H, PPG1007H, and PPG1008H.

        • Students must complete the Math-Stats diagnostic at the start of the Fall session.

        • Students who do not pass PPG1002H, PPG1004H, and/or PPG1008H must retake the Math-Stats diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%.

      • 0.5 elective FCE: either GLA2029H or GLA2034H.

    • Summer between Year 1 and Year 2, or during Year 2:

      • PPG2006Y MPP Internship. The internship research report is graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.

    • Year 2:

      • 1.5 required FCEs: PPG2000H, PPG2002H, and PPG2003H.

      • 0.5 elective FCE: either PPG2011H or PPG2022H.

      • 0.5 elective FCE: either PPG2008H or an alternate international/global focus course as approved by the MPP program director.

      • 1.5 elective FCEs: one elective must be a PPG course; the remaining courses may be taken with other graduate units.

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

Emphasis: Economics for Public Policy

MPP students who wish to complete the emphasis in Economics for Public Policy must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

GLA2001H, GLA2097H, JMG2020H, PPG2010H, PPG2013H, or other approved elective courses in the area.

 

Emphasis: Public and Non-Profit Management and Administration

MPP students who wish to complete the emphasis in Public and Non-Profit Management and Administration must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

LAW7030H, PPG2001H, PPG2012H, PPG2013H, PPG2014H, PPG2015H, PPG2018H, PPG2021H, or other approved elective courses in the area.

 

Emphasis: Social and Urban Policy

MPP students who wish to complete the emphasis in Social and Urban Policy must successfully complete 1.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) from the following list:

PPG2013H, PPG2017H, PPG2021H, CHL5300H, CHL5308H, HAD5778H, LAW7030H, SWK4803H, or other approved elective courses in the area.

Global Affairs and Public Policy: Public Policy MPP Courses

Course List

Required Core Courses

MPP1
PPG1000H
Governance, Institutions, and Public Policy
PPG1002H
Microeconomics for Policy Analysis
(Students who do not pass PPG1002H must retake the Math-Stats diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%)
PPG1003H
Macroeconomics for Policy Analysis
PPG1004H
Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
(Students who do not pass PPG1004H must retake the Math-Stats diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%)
PPG1005H
The Social Context of Policy-Making
PPG1007H
Strategic Policy Implementation
PPG1008H
Program Evaluation for Public Policy
(Prerequisite: PPG1004H; students who do not pass PPG1008H must retake the Math-Stats diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%)

Choose one of:

GLA2029H Sustainability in the World: A Living Lab Course
GLA2034H
Decision Making and Strategic Thinking
MPP2
PPG2000H
Politics and the Policy Process
PPG2002H
Topics in Applied Economics for Public Policy
(Prerequisite: PPG1002H and successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)
PPG2003H
Capstone Course: Integrating Issues in Public Policy
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 5.5 FCEs in MPP courses)

Choose one of:

PPG2011H
Ethics and the Public Interest
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)
PPG2022H
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:

PPG2001H Legal Analysis of Public Policy
PPG2008H Comparative Public Policy and Transnational Forces
PPG2010H
Panel Data Methods for Public Policy Analysis
PPG2012H Topics in Public Policy
PPG2013H
Topics in Public Policy I
PPG2014H
Topics in Public Policy II
PPG2015H
Topics in Public Policy III
PPG2017H
Topics in Public Policy: Urban Policy
PPG2018H
The Role of Government
PPG2021H
Priority Topics in Public Administration

Cross-Listed with the Faculty of Law:

LAW7030H
Issues in Aboriginal Law and Policy

Internship

PPG2006Y
MPP Internship
(Prerequisite: successful completion of at least 3.5 FCEs in MPP1 courses)