Master of Public Policy Program

The degree is highly interdisciplinary, bridging the spheres of domestic policy and international or global policy in order to address the complex issues facing modern governments and other policy-making organizations.


The MPP program features core instruction on a small-group, cohort-based model. In addition to the core material considered essential for policy practice, students take electives both within the School and in the broader University.

SPPG Grad Sophie Borwein finds an "experience gap" for new grads. Read the Macleans article here
Kory Kroft's research influenced White House Policy. Read more here
Robert Putnam tells Macleans that "America is moving towards a caste society". Robert Putnam delivered the 2014 Cadario Visiting Faculty Lecture at SPPG. 
SPPG Director Mark Stabile argues that a 2-tier system will not solve Canada's health care problems. Read his op-ed in the Globe and Mail here
SPPG Alumni Dr. Danielle Martin testitfies in front of a US Senate Committee on Access and Cost of Healthcare.  Wactch here at minute 47:00

Executive Education

Policy makers today face a variety of new and evolving challenges. To help your organization meet them, the School has developed a dynamic Executive Education Program for policy professionals.  We have developed one and two day intensive workshops for policy executives who seek further knowledge in the critical fields of risk analysis, financial analysis, economic theory, change management, and leadership.



Meet our Director

Our School has two broad goals. The first is to form a hub for policy discourse, bringing researchers, practitioners, and community members...