Public Policy

Program Overview

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is an intensive, full-time two-year professional program. Founded in 2006, it continues the University of Toronto’s internationally recognized tradition of academic excellence and combines it with practical, real-world policy experience. Students graduate with a strong foundation of analytical and quantitative skills, core policy concepts, and overall management and leadership skills.

A mandatory and comprehensive policy internship program means that all MPP students at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy have the opportunity to transfer classroom theory into practical experience developing and implementing policy. Internship positions are available in a variety of organizations.​

Please note that admissions selection to the MPP program is competitive and meeting this minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. Final-year grades are based on the last 5.0 full-course equivalents or 10.0 half-course equivalents.

Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Law, Juris Doctor/Master of Public Policy (JD/MPP).


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline MPP:

17-Jan-2020

MPP:

17-Jan-2020

Supporting documents deadline MPP:

31-Jan-2020

MPP:

31-Jan-2020

Minimum admission average MPP:

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a B and a minimum GPA of a B+ standing in the final year of undergraduate studies

MPP:

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a B and a minimum GPA of a B+ standing in the final year of undergraduate studies

Program length (full-time only) MPP:

5 sessions

MPP:

5 sessions


​Master of Public Policy​

Program Description

The Munk School’s prestigious Master of Public Policy (MPP) brings together an impressive array of students and faculty for a two-year, full time program that bridges Canadian and global policy.

In addition to a paid summer internship and a wide range of career support services, students develop core competencies considered essential for policy practice and take electives from both within the Munk School and in the broader University.

Visiting public sector leaders along with a renowned multidisciplinary faculty bridge theory and real world experience, providing contact with senior professionals in government and the broader public, private, and community sectors.

Students may also apply to the combined JD/MPP degree program as well as pursue collaborative specializations with other graduate departments. A Munk School education, located in the heart of downtown Toronto and in close proximity to an extraordinary concentration of policy leaders, will empower students to achieve their professional and personal goals.
 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the School of Public Policy and Governance's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent as recognized by the University of Toronto).

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a B and a minimum GPA of a B+ standing in the final year of undergraduate studies (3.3 out of a possible 4.0 grading scale). Admissions selection to the MPP program is competitive and meeting this minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. Final-year grades are based on the last 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or 10.0 half-course equivalents.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • International applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (general) score.

  • International applicants must also submit a translation of transcripts from non-English speaking universities.

  • The Munk School offers an in-depth, in-class Math and Statistics Prep Course for students prior to starting Year 1 of the MPP. Details regarding the Prep Course are available to incoming students in the summer before Year 1. While participation is voluntary, students are encouraged to attend.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 8.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 6.5 required core FCEs (see list of required core courses below).

      • Students who do not pass PPG 1002H must retake the Math-Stats Prep course diagnostic with a grade of at least 60%.

    • 1.5 FCEs from the list of electives offered by University-wide graduate units, one of which must be a PPG course

  • Internship:

    • PPG 2006Y MPP Internship; a mandatory internship taken in the Summer between Year 1 and Year 2 or during Year 2. The internship research report is graded on a credit/no-credit basis.

Program Length

5 sessions ​full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

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