Public Policy and Public Administration (MA)

Concordia University
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Program overview

The MA in Public Policy and Public Administration gives you the training needed to succeed in public sector organizations, including the public service and non-governmental organizations. You will apply your research to issues of democratic governance, analyzing complex political situations in order to provide expert strategic advice. Coursework and events organized through the Workshops of Social Science Research provide occasions to connect with political leaders and pundits, senior-level bureaucrats and academics. Students enrolled in the internship option benefit from a four-month job placement in the public or private sector during the final semester of their studies. The majority of our graduates secure paid internships with government agencies in Ottawa and Montreal, with some finding opportunities further afield in major centres such as Geneva and Washington. Around 95 per cent of our internship students accept full- or part-time positions immediately following their placement.

Program structure

9 credits – Core Courses (for Options A and B)

POLI 636 - Theories of Public Policy and Public Administration (3 credits) POLI 644 - Research Methods (3 credits)

Plus one of the following:

POLI 600 - Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada (3 credits) POLI 604 - Comparative Public Policy (3 credits) POLI 618 - Canadian Public Administration (3 credits) POLI 622 - Comparative Public Administration (3 credits) POLI 624 - Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs (3 credits)

Option A (Courses Only)

POLI 600 - Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada (3 credits) POLI 604 - Comparative Public Policy (3 credits) POLI 605 - Environmental Policy and Governance (3 credits) POLI 607 - Ageing and Public Policy (3 credits) POLI 610 - Economic Policy After Keynes (3 credits) POLI 612 - Public Policy and Business Cycles (3 credits) POLI 617 - Knowledge in International Relations (3 credits) POLI 618 - Canadian Public Administration (3 credits)  POLI 622 - Comparative Public Administration (3 credits) POLI 624 - Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs (3 credits) POLI 628 - Ethics and Values in Public Policy Making (3 credits)  POLI 630 - Organization Theory (3 credits) POLI 634 - Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3 credits)  POLI 635 - Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Policy (3 credits) POLI 645 - Indigenous Peoples and the State (3 credits) POLI 648 - Feminist Critiques of Public Policy (3 credits) POLI 652 - Science, Technology and Power (3 credits) POLI 683 - Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration (3 credits) POLI 695 - Directed Studies (3 credits)

12 credits – Approved Elective and Cognate Courses

Chosen from subfields of Canadian and Quebec Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, or POLI 601 - Research Design, or from cognate courses offered in related disciplines.

12 credits – Extended Research Essay

POLI 691 - Extended Research Essay (12 credits)

Option B (Internship)

POLI 600 - Public Policy and the Governmental Process in Canada (3 credits) POLI 604 - Comparative Public Policy (3 credits) POLI 605 - Environmental Policy and Governance (3 credits) POLI 607 - Ageing and Public Policy (3 credits) POLI 610 - Economic Policy After Keynes (3 credits) POLI 612 - Public Policy and Business Cycles (3 credits) POLI 617 - Knowledge in International Relations (3 credits) POLI 618 - Canadian Public Administration (3 credits)  POLI 622 - Comparative Public Administration (3 credits)  POLI 624 - Public Administration of Intergovernmental Affairs (3 credits) POLI 628 - Ethics and Values in Public Policy Making (3 credits) POLI 630 - Organization Theory (3 credits) POLI 634 - Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3 credits) POLI 635 - Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food Policy (3 credits) POLI 645 - Indigenous Peoples and the State (3 credits) POLI 648 - Feminist Critiques of Public Policy (3 credits) POLI 652 - Science, Technology and Power (3 credits) POLI 683 - Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration (3 credits) POLI 695 - Directed Studies (3 credits)

6 credits – Approved Elective and Cognate Courses

Chosen from subfields of Canadian and Quebec Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Political Theory, or POLI 601 - Research Design, or from cognate courses offered in related disciplines.

21 credits – Internship with Research Paper

POLI 693 - Internship with Research Paper (21 credits)

  • Undergraduate honours degree or the equivalent is required.  
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

Application process

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International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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