Master of Public Administration

It’s your bridge to a career in public admin. Applications due June 15.

2024 National Case Competition Champions

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

April 24, 2024 | 10:00 AM ET
Stay tuned for the recording posted online

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 Lectures

2024 Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker

Prominent First Nations Leader and energy executive Margaret Kenequanash, CEO, Wataynikaneyap Power speaks on Connecting Remote First Nations in the Northwestern Ontario To The Provincial Power Grid.

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2024 J. Douglas Gibson Lecturer

Omer Aziz, author of the memoir Brown Boy and Queen’s Alumnus discussed Citizenship in a Democracy: The Remaking of the World for the 21st Century.

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2024 Donald Gow Memorial Lecturer

Her Excellency Amy Baker, Ambassador of Canada to the Kingdom of Norway delivers the 2024 Gow Memorial Lecture for the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University.

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Upcoming Events

Spring MPA/PMPA Convocation




Multi-Day Event
Slush Puppie Place & Holiday Inn Kingston

Spring MPA/PMPA Convocation

Recent News

Opinion: Bank of Canada rate cuts won’t necessarily reduce mortgage costs

Mortgage rates move with bond rates and they're already 'inverted' — lower than short rates, which isn't normal and likely won't last.

June 12, 2024

Author:  Don Drummond

Read the full opinion here

With capital-gains hike, Ottawa manipulates markets to score small, arbitrary goals

April 25, 2024

Special to the Globe and Mail

Author:  Don Drummond

Read full article from the Globe and Mail

Opinion: Grading the federal budget: The government earns another ‘D’

Canada needed a budget that was on time, clear, restrained spending and borrowing, and emphasized investment and growth. We didn't get that

Authors: Don Drummond and William Robson
Read full article from the Financial Post

Our North, Strong and Free: Odd innovations in Canadian defence policy

April 19, 2024

Contributed to Policy Options

Author: Eugene Lang


Policy Options

Opinion: Ten guides for grading next week’s federal budget

The fall economic update only got a 'D.' Improvement all the way to 'A' seems unlikely but we need at least a solid 'B' budget.

Author:  Don Drummond

Read full article from the Financial Post

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.