Public Policy (Master's degree)

Public Policy

The Master in Public Policy is a two-year innovative graduate program focused on developing techniques to undertake and manage public policy analysis and planning for public, private, and non-governmental organizations. The program emphasizes the practical application of principles and analysis from the social science disciplines, with students expected to master a core set of skills in policy analysis, politics, economics, research and quantitative methods.

Is Public Policy for you?

The Master in Public Policy is for graduate students who have an active interest in public affairs, a willingness to critically engage a wide range of perspectives on  politics and public life, and a creative, imaginative approach to their studies. The Master in Public Policy is also for students interested in work as policy analysts in the public and private sector, who are passionate about public policy issues and problem-solving, and who want co-op experience in government, NGO and business organizations.

Where can Public Policy take you?

  • International trade specialist or diplomat
  • Government policy analyst or researcher
  • Foreign Service Worker,
  • Immigration Officer
  • Law and Justice
  • Consulting firms
  • Small business
  • Public administration
  • International development agencies and organizations
  • Education and academia

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Areas of Study

The Master in Public Policy program is based at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus in downtown Vancouver, and offers courses covering a range of complex issues  including economics, women’s health policy, social and economic sustainability, democratic institutions and political foundations. Students of Master in Public Policy may also participate in colloquia and conferences offered by the Centre for Public Policy Research, which is the research arm of the Public Policy program, as well as gain job experience in co-op program placements.

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The application deadline for Spring 2020 admission
is September 15, 2019.

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