Master of Public Administration

It’s your bridge to a career in public admin. Applications due April 19.

2024 National Case Competition Champions

2024 Health Policy Symposium & Duncan Sinclair Lectureship | Dr. Rick Glazier

April 24, 2024 | 10:00 AM ET
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Welcome to the School of Policy Studies

The School of Policy Studies offers a rich and rewarding learning experience that is unsurpassed in Canada and matched only by the best public policy programs in the world.  Through high quality interactive teaching and integrated learning, we enhance leadership in public policy by providing students the inspiration, skills, competencies and connections to become better contributors to the public good.  The MPA curriculum includes core courses in economics, policy analysis, governance, management and quantitative methods.  Through elective courses, students apply their skills to the analysis and resolution of concrete policy and management problems.

Find out more about a Master of Public Administration at Queen's University.


Recent News

A federal budget two weeks after fiscal year begins – what’s the excuse?

A federal budget two weeks after fiscal year begins – what’s the excuse?. The 2024 federal budget will be delivered on April 16. That is more than two weeks after the start of the budget year: fiscal 2024-25.

Read full article from the Globe and Mail

Ukraine deserves a long-term financial commitment from Canada

Eugene Lang & Vincent Rigby

Contributed to the Globe and Mail

Published February 12, 2024


Globe and Mail: Opinion

The Hill Times' 100 Best Books of 2023

The book, Managing Federalism through Pandemic, co-edited by Kathy Brock and Geoffrey Hale made the Hill Times top 100 best books of 2023! Congratulations to both co-editors/co-authors, our Queen's colleagues who contributed chapters including the late Andrew Graham, Kyle Hanniman and Eugene Lang and to all authors, co-authors and contributors.  

The book is available through the University of Toronto Press. 

Recent Lectures


2024. J Douglas Gibson Lecture | Author of Brown Boy, Omer Aziz


2024 Policy Talks | Dr. S Buttemer, Dr. W Mabee & Dr. D Walker


2024 Gow Memorial Lecture | Her Excellency Amy Baker, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Norway