School of Public Administration

Diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance

Application deadline: May 31 for September 2018 entry. For information about this program, contact the program manager at Diploma_ICDG@uvic.ca. Click here for the program brochure.

Maxine Bruce

How do you think your studies at SPA will impact your future? Thank-you to ICDG student, Maxine Bruce, for sharing her photo that illustrates this question.

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Summer 2018 courses
Leila Bautista

How do you think your studies at SPA will impact your future? Thank-you to MPA student, Leila Bautista, for sharing her photo that illustrates this question.

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Congratulations to the MACD, MADR, and MPA students who, during autumn 2017 and winter 2018, defended their capstone reports to clients in the government, non-profit and community sectors. Browse through completed Master's reports.

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Making a Difference in the Government and the Community

40+ years of delivering quality programs.

40+ years of engaged faculty, sessional instructors and staff.

First in Canada to offer an MPA exclusively Online (continuous since 2003).

First in Canada to offer a graduate degree in Community Development (MACD launched 2010).

MPA courses (On Campus) + Co-op placements (local/national/international) allow students an intensive opportunity to launch their careers in the public service.

Local, national, international and indigenous perspectives are offered in all programs.

Integrative case studies that reach across cohorts and disciplines allow for unique learning opportunitites.

Our school supports over 500 students, with 100+ graduating each year.

Explore the variety of programs we offer and prepare to apply yourself and make a difference!