School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Professional Master of Public Administration (P.M.P.A) and the full-time Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) programs?

The degree is the same; the learning experience and class schedule are different.

  • The PMPA program is designed for individuals with significant employment experience in the public sector or policy-making roles who wish to continue in full-time employment, while pursuing graduate studies in public policy and administration with other in-career professionals.
  • The MPA program is a one-year, full-time program. The majority of MPA students are recent university graduates who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge in governance and policy analysis for entry-level roles in the public and not-for-profit sectors.