In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the School of Public Policy requires that all students complete the following:
Master of Public Policy
33 units consisting of:
a) Nine core courses: Public Policy 600, 602, 604, 607, 609, 615, 617, 619, and 623.
b) A total of six units of electives. This can include Public Policy 699 or other graduate-level coursework approved by the Graduate Program Director. The two elective courses should be related in such a way that they form a focus in an area of public policy.
For students enrolled in the MBA/MPP, one three-unit MBA course will be counted toward the MPP core requirements set out in (a) and one three-unit MBA course will be counted toward the elective requirement set out in (b). All other requirements set out in (a)-(b) apply to students in the joint program.
Students will normally focus on courses for the MBA during the first year and on MPP courses including Public Policy 623 (capstone) in year two. Typically, the remaining courses will be completed in the first term of year three. For MBA course requirements, see Combined MBA Programs. Please consult the MBA or the MPP Office for more information.
One three-unit JD course will be counted toward the MPP core requirements set out in (a) and one three-unit JD course will be counted toward the elective requirement set out in (b). All other requirements set out in (a)–(b) apply to students in the joint program
Students will normally complete all of the first-year compulsory courses in Law in the first year of their program and all MPP courses including Public Policy 623 (capstone) in year two. In their third year, they complete their JD courses. Please consult the MPP or the JD Office for more information.
The School of Public Policy does not allow copyediting on students' work.
Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade)
Students admitted to the Master of Public Policy program will not be allowed to request the Flexible Grade Option (CG Grade) for any course that is applicable to their degree; or apply any course awarded a grade of CG towards their graduation requirements.
Students may not choose the CG grade in a course taken extra-to-load.
The use of the CG grade will affect students' ability for internal awards.