School of Public Administration

HSD Open House

HSD Open House

Join us at the HSD Open House on Wednesday, October 26 to explore our undergraduate & graduate programs. Pizza, popcorn, coffee, door prizes & information!

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Community Celebration
Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance

We are very pleased to announce that the first courses in the inaugural offering of the ICDG program launched on September 7, 2016. For information about this program, contact the program manager at Click here for the program brochure.

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BIG, the Borders in Globalization project lead by Dr. Emmmanuel Brunet-Jailly, will be represented at the French National Assembly in Paris on July 7, 2016 as part of the Policy Forum : "Sécurité et développement : comment gérer la frontière ?"

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protestors on the BC legislature lawn

Does a peaceful, diverse society start with you? We offer a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution program that builds capacity in understanding and resolving public policy conflicts.

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UVic: Public Administration

Since offering our first on campus classes forty years ago, we have equipped graduates with the tools to build successful careers within the public and non-profit sectors while contributing to their own communities.

Our programs invite our graduates to see themselves as community and government entrepreneurs, able to navigate complex settings, to negotiate and mediate new processes and outcomes, and capable of assessing whether and how programs and policies add value to society.

We offer innovative and professionally-oriented Master's programs in Community Development, Dispute Resolution and Public Administration, delivered variously in on-campus and online formats.

Our popular undergraduate diploma and certificate programs in Public Administration contribute to the growth and enrichment of the professional cadre in local government in BC and elsewhere.

Where possible, we have students in our different program streams connect with each other to share perspectives because it is likely they will be working across boundaries when working on initiatives in current jobs and, over the course of a career, moving across those boundaries to take up new opportunities.

Feel free to explore the variety of the programs we offer and prepare to make a difference!