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Master of Public Policy Program

Become an effective public policy professional

Why Choose a Master of Public Policy at the Munk School?

The Munk School’s prestigious Master of Public Policy (MPP) brings together an impressive array of students and faculty for a two-year, full time program that bridges Canadian and global policy.

In addition to a paid summer internship and a wide range of career support services, students develop core competencies considered essential for policy practice and take electives from both within the Munk School and in the broader University.

Visiting public sector leaders along with a renowned multidisciplinary faculty bridge theory and real world experience, providing contact with senior professionals in government and the broader public, private and community sectors.

Students may also apply to the combined joint JD/MPP degree as well as pursue collaborative specializations with other graduate departments.

A Munk School education, located in the heart of downtown Toronto and in close proximity to an extraordinary concentration of policy leaders, will empower you to achieve your professional and personal goals. The University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized as Canada’s top university and one of North America’s best public research universities. U of T’s distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

Admissions

Everything you need to apply to our innovative two-year professional degree in public policy.
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Program Requirements

In the first year, students take seven core half-courses, and one integrating seminar worth one-half course for a total of four full-course equivalents.
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Courses

The Munk School’s multi-disciplinary curriculum teaches students to analyze quantitative research, consider the socio-economic impacts of policy, and foresee how governance structures affect the modern policy environment.
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Internships

Students are required to complete a policy internship between the first and second year of study.
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International Exchange Program

MPP students have the opportunity to study abroad for one semester of their second year in the program at one of the Munk School’s exchange partner institutions.
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JD/MPP Joint Program

The combined JD/ MPP program levers the considerable synergies between the study of law and that of public policy.
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Collaborative Degrees

MPP students have the opportunity to complete collaborative programs involving the cooperation of two or more graduate units (departments, centres, or institutes). To this page

Student Leadership

Our MPP students are extremely active and engaged, and are encouraged to become involved with the various Student Leadership Initiatives at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
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