- Faculty and Associates
- News and Events
- 2021 Capstone and Project Awards
- Meet Genevieve LeBaron, School of Public Policy’s New Director
- Soma Barsen: Capstone Lands National Award
- SFU School of Public Policy welcomes new Director, Professor Genevieve LeBaron
- Winners of Internal Case Competition move forward to the nationals
- National Case Competition 2022: finding better approaches to a complex Canadian problem
Application deadline for next Fall cohort: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Applications to begin program next Fall semester are accepted starting Monday, November 1, 2021
The application period for Public Policy runs from November 1st to application deadline of February 1st each year. Program starts every September.
General Admission Requirements
The School of Public Policy uses a broad base admission criteria for determining admission. Criteria for admission includes post secondary education grades, letters of reference, letter of intent and the TOEFL and GRE scores if applicable.
A prospective MPP student must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university, normally in an Arts or Social Sciences discipline. Students admitted with other credentials or those with Arts degrees who in the judgement of the Program Director are without adequate foundation in the social sciences, may be required to make up any deficiency without graduate credit.
The normal minimum undergraduate grade point average required for admission is 3.0 (or equivalent), although the Admissions Committee and Program Director may take relevant work experience into account in determining eligibility for admission to the program.
The normal admission date is the Fall Semester that begins the day after Labour Day each year. It is expected that approximately 35-40 students will be directly admitted in any one year to the program.
Special Instructions for Letter of Intent
Your letter of intent offers you the opportunity to describe to the admissions committee your interest in the MPP program. It also provides you the opportunity to clearly detail your public policy interests and goals, your background, your hopes for the future and the ideas and problems that drive you to focus on public policy.
You do NOT need to have a well developed policy proposal however, the committee does like to see that you can clearly articulate your interests and ideas and IF you do have a specific project that you are committed to, please include that information in your letter.
This letter is an opportunity to show your personality, to say something original and distinctive, and something that sets you apart from other applicants.