MPA Online

Are you an active professional interested in advancing your career? The MPA Course-based Online option is designed for experienced administrators who wish to study towards a graduate degree while continuing their careers in goverments at the local, provincial, federal, First Nations, or international level.

You will be encouraged to explore theory and practice in both policy analysis and public management and will acquire a mix of skills that create career opportunities as managers, analysts, and consultants. Among our graduates are city managers, non-profit administrators, government administrators, and leaders in the interface between business and government.

We welcome students from across Canada who are committed to developing their public sector leadership skills while combining their work and family responsibilities with graduate study.

This order of courses is for students beginning in September 2019.

Program Overview

Program synopsis

The MPA Course-based Online option focuses on the topics of governance, policy, management, research, economics, finance, human resources and communications. Throughout the program, you will develop professional writing and research skills. You can complete the MPA Course-based Online option from home while meeting your professional and personal responsibilities. You will put your new-found knowledge and expertise to practice immediately in your own work environment.

Our program starts in September and courses are offered year-round. By completing two courses per term, the MPA can be completed in under two years. The program consists of 15 units: 10 1.5 unit courses, including 8 required and 2 elective courses.

This order of courses is for students beginning in September 2019 or later.

Academic year one (September-April)

This order of courses is for students beginning in September 2015 or later.

Term 1 (September – December)

Term 2 (January - April)

Academic year two (May-April)

This order of courses is for students beginning in September 2015 or later.

Term 3 (May – August)

Term 4 (September – December)

Term 5 (January – April)

Consult the MPA Online application requirements.