Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies

Public Policy

Program Information

School:Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Arts and Social Sciences
Field of Study:Public Policy Analysis
Description:The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative new graduate program that emphasizes the development of techniques to undertake and manage public policy analysis and planning for public, private and non-governmental organizations. The mandate of the program is to provide a professional graduate education that yields public policy analysts and managers who can scrutinize a problem, interpret and analyze relevant data, then evaluate alternative paths of action. We emphasize practical application of principles and analysis from the social science disciplines. Students will be expected to master a core set of skills in policy analysis, politics, economics, research and quantitative methods. Graduates will find employment in federal, provincial and municipal governments, non-governmental organizations, crown corporations, and private-sector firms. The Centre for Public Policy Research brings together leading experts from SFU in labour markets, environment, social policy, trade policy, immigration, Canadian and international political economy, policy analysis, First Nations research, land use, communications, foreign policy, national and international security policy, and more. The Centre has a working paper series, holds seminars, sponsors conferences and symposia on a wide range of public policy topics.
The Public Policy Program is located in SFU's Harbour Centre Campus in the heart of Vancouver.
URL:Public Policy at Simon Fraser University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:*

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 07, 2014