School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Information for current students at Queen's School of Policy Studies

The staff and faculty at the School of Policy Studies are equally committed to delivering a top quality learning experience and supporting the success of our students. This page is designed to provide a convenient gateway to information about our MPA and PMPA programs, including important dates, timetables, career services, program-related news and events.

Our program contact Fiona Froats, works directly with our students from their first day at Queen’s - facilitating their entry into the program and academic achievement throughout their time at the School of Policy Studies.


2021-2022 MPA/PMPA Academic Dates
September 2021
6 Monday Labour Day (University closed)
7 Tuesday MPA Fall Term classes begin
16, 17 & 18 Thursday-Saturday First-year PMPA ONLY - MPA 823 - Policy Leadership
23, 24 & 25 Thursday-Saturday Second-year PMPA ONLY - MPA-824 Leadership in Practice
30 Thursday Fall Term Tuition fees, or fee payment arrangements due (exception:  OSAP students)
October 2021
6 Friday Last date for Fall Term course changes without SGS approval
11 Monday Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
12 - 15 Tuesday - Thursday Fall term Reading Week 
15 Friday Last date to apply to graduate in SOLUS in Fall 2021 (tentative)
22 - 23 Friday - Saturday PMPA Classes (1st and 2nd year)
November 2021
19 - 20 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
11 Thursday Remembrance Day (Classes cancelled 10:30 - 11:30 am)
TBD   Third-year PMPA only - MPA 825 Team Leadership Project
December 2021
3 Friday Fall Term classes end
6 Monday Commemoration Day (academic activities cancelled)
4 - 7   Fall Term pre-assessment study period
8 - 22   Fall Term exam period
10 - 11 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
31 Friday Fall Term ends
January 2022
1 Saturday Winter Term begins - New Year's Day (University closed) 
10 Monday Winter Term classes begin
13 Thursday Last date to drop Fall-Winter (full) courses without SGS approval
14 - 15 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
February 2022
4 Friday Last date for Winter Term course changes without SGS approval
11 - 12 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
21 Monday Family Day (University closed)
22 - 25 Tuesday - Friday Winter term Reading Week
March 2022
25 - 26 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
April 2022
8 Friday Winter Term classes end
9 - 13   Winter Term pre-examination study period
14 - 30   Winter Term exam period
15 Friday Good Friday (University closed.  Classes will not be held)
30 Saturday Last date to apply to graduate in SOLUS in Spring 2022 (tentative)
May 2022 - MPA summer term dates to be confirmed
    Note: Spring 2022 Convocation Dates will be published by the Office of the University Registrar.  Finalized dates will be posted here:  http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/convocation

Timetables

2021-2022 Timetables


MPA Timetable

Fall 2021
Expand to view the revised Fall MPA timetable (revised October 19, 2021)
 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

MPA 843
Trade and Public Policy

N. Lamp
Law 400
(10:00 to 11:30 am)

MPA 800A
Governing Institutions

K. Brock
Law 202
128 Union St.

(10:00 to 11:30 am)

MPA 809
Implementing
Public Policy

G. MacAllister
Botterell Hall 139B
18 Stuart St.

(8:30 to 11:30 am)

MPA 800B
Governing Institutions

K. Brock
Goodes Hall 120
143 Union St.

(10:00 to 11:30 am)

   No classes   

 

MPA 800B
Governing Institutions

K. Brock
Law 202
128 Union Street

(11:30 to 1:00 pm)

MPA 843
Trade and Public Policy

N. Lamp
Law 400
(11:30 to 1:00 pm)

MPA 800A
 Governing Institutions 

K. Brock
Goodes Hall 120
143 Union St.

(11:30 to 1:00 pm)

No classes

 

MPA 804
  Principles of Economics 
 

C. Cotton/B. Kashi
Tutorial
(5:00 to 7:00  pm)

MPA 805
Quantitative Analysis

M. Munezhi
Tutorial
(5:00 to 7:00 pm)

MPA 810
Introduction to
Public Administratio
n

Eugene Lang
Botterell Hall 139B
18 Stuart St.

(2:00 to 5:00pm)

No classes


 

PMPA Timetables

First-Year PMPA - Fall 2021
Expand to view the revised Fall timetable for First-Year PMPAs (revised October 19, 2021):
 

September 16, 17, 18, 2021

MPA 823
Policy Leadership

J. Merchant
 


8:30 - 11:30 AM 

and
1:30 - 4:30 PM

 

Location:
RSH 448

Tuesdays (Fall Term Only)

MPA 804
  Principles of Economics 
 

C. Cotton/B. Kashi
 

 

5:00 to 7:00 PM

Online 
Tutorial

 

October 22 / 23
November 19 / 20

December 10 / 11

FRIDAYS

MPA 800
Governing Institutions

L. Turnbull

 

1:30 - 4:20 PM

Location
Ellis Hall 218
58 University Ave.

SATURDAYS

MPA 800
Governing Institutions

L. Turnbull

 

8:30 - 11:20 AM

Location
Ellis Hall 218
58 University Ave.

Second-Year PMPA - Fall 2021
Expand to view the revised Fall timetable for Second-Year PMPAs (revised October 19, 2021):
 

September 23, 24, 25, 2021

MPA 824
Leadership in Practice

M. Logan
 


8:30 - 12:00 PM 

and
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Locations:
Sep 23 - RSH 448

Sep 24 & 25 - RSH 202

October 22 / 23
November 19 / 20

December 10 / 11

FRIDAYS

MPA 809
Implementing Public Policy

D. Brant

 

8:30 - 11:20 PM

Location
Mackintosh-Corry D201

MPA 802
Approaches to Policy Analysis

E. Lang

 

1:30 - 4:20 PM

Location
Kingston Hall 205
103 Stuart St.

SATURDAYS

MPA 802
Approaches to Policy Analysis

E. Lang

 

8:30 - 11:20 AM

Location
Kinesiology 107
28 Division St.

MPA 809
Implementing Public Policy

D. Brant

 

12:30 - 3:30 PM

Location
Mackintosh-Corry D201

Third-Year PMPA - Fall 2021
Expand to view the Fall timetable for Third-Year PMPAs:
 

November 24, 25, 26 & 27

MPA 825
Team Leadership Project

J. Merchant
 


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

 

Locations:
Nov 24, 25, 26 - RSH 448

Nov 27 - RSH 202

 

PMPA Winter Term Timetable 2022 [PDF 293 KB]