The goal of the Master of Public Policy program is to train policy professionals to step into a wide variety of paid positions across government, private and not-for-profit sectors. This 12-month program fosters in students an appreciation of the importance of effective institutions, efficient regulation and the role that markets play in democracies. Program curriculum is guided by The School of Public Policy’s four focus areas: Social Policy and Health, Energy and Environmental Policy, Fiscal and Economic Policy and International Policy and Trade.
The MPP program offers many benefits to students, including: instruction and supervision by leading experts, engaging courses, exposure to innovative research, interactive professional/career development sessions across the year, generous awards and funding opportunities, numerous events and conferences in Calgary and beyond, plus mentorship opportunities with program alumni employed in a wide variety of organizations across Canada.
94% of MPP graduates are employed in a policy-related role or are undertaking further education. Over the past two years, the placement rate remained over 90%.
80% of admission offers made to students in 2017 were accepted. This testifies to our reputation for high-quality instructors, relevant course offerings, a unique student-alumni mentorship program and our high policy-specific job placement rate across business sectors.
Average GPA: The MPP program attracts high caliber students; the average entrance GPA of the 2017-2018 cohort was 3.6.
225+ MPP alumni mentor current students, sit on interactive professional development panels and help drive our two annual capstone events that bring a large number of employers and alumni to campus. This enables students to quickly establish ties to foster employment.
The MPP can be completed in combination with the following course-based degrees:
-Juris Doctor (JD)
-Master of Business Administration (MBA)