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Public Administration - on-campus (MPA)

Our MPA thesis-based on-campus program will challenge you with a curriculum that focuses on strategic awareness, analytical thinking, communication and leadership. You’ll complete coursework and two co-op work terms. These experiences and your research will prepare you to create an original thesis. You can create your thesis in collaboration with a client organization.

Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
2 years, 6+ academic terms, depending on completion of thesis Yes No

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Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Other: Mandatory co-op


MPA thesis-based (on-campus) students will build competencies in strategic awareness, analytical thinking, collaboration, engagement, communication, research-design, professionalism and leadership.

Your thesis will involve researching problems and considering strategic options to address a policy or management challenge for a government agency, non-profit organization or community client. You’ll reviewing literature, undertake empirical work, best practices, and develop options and recommendations.

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