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Queen's University

School of Policy Studies

Graduate Degree Programs

Here at SPS, we offer a one-year, full-time program in Public Policy and Administration, a part-time program for working professionals, and combined studies with the Faculty of Law.

Public Policy/Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA) program has been preparing students at the entry and mid-career levels for leadership roles in public service and policy-making for more than thirty-five years. Graduates hold positions as ministers and senior officials in all three levels of government, as well as providing leadership in hospitals, community organizations and national associations across Canada.

Professional Master of Public Administration (PMPA) is a part-time, multidisciplinary program, designed expressly for mid-level managers and senior professionals who are seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence for leadership roles in public service and other policy-making roles.


Indigenous Policy and Governance Initiative - In partnership with FNTI (First Nations Technical Institute), Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Queen’s School of Policy Studies now offers participants in the PMPA program the opportunity to concentrate their elective courses in Indigenous Policy and Governance.  This series of courses, unique in Canada, integrates traditional knowledge and philosophies in indigenous policy, governance, management and related areas with contemporary theoretical frameworks and best practices.

Master of Public Administration-Juris Doctor combined degree (MPA-JD) program is offered together with the Queen’s Faculty of Law. Students complete an MPA degree with prescribed law electives in the first year and a JD degree in the latter three years and article after graduation. 

Exchange/Interchange Study Opportunities


School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020