The School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, is a leading centre for advanced education, research, debate and interaction with the non-academic world in the fields of public administration and industrial relations. The School offers four multidisciplinary graduate degrees - Master of Public Administration, Professional Master of Public Administration, Master of Industrial Relations and Professional Master of Industrial Relations; sponsors a number of research institutes and programs; and serves as a bridge between the world of academic research and the world of public affairs and industrial relations.
Continuing the long-standing commitment of Queen's University to excellence in these areas, we are training the next generation of leaders for life in a global age. Our master's programs link theory with practice to provide students with fundamental knowledge of the economic, political, social and technological forces that transform the way we live and the way we work. Our graduates are well prepared to contribute to policy-making, human resource management and industrial relations in a variety of public, private and nonprofit organizations. In offering graduate degrees in both areas, SPS is unique among Canadian universities in our efforts to address the paramount issue of human resource renewal facing public organizations over the next decade.
The School has outstanding faculty, fellows and students, and its research and policy symposia make important contributions to policy debate in this country. In addition to its highly respected teaching programs, Queen's School of Policy Studies is a central node on the Canadian network of research and outreach on policy issues.