The Student Experience

The University of Calgary Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is a 1-year, integrated program that offers a comprehensive curriculum with numerous opportunities to further enhance your skills, make meaningful connections with public policy experts and secure a job in the public policy field. Unlike traditional, theory-based graduate programs, the Master of Public Policy enables students to solve a broad range of real-world policy problems.

Within an elite class of about 40 students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds, you will learn from some of Canada’s leading scholars, and meet local, national and global policy practitioners and thinkers. Your career development will be fostered with countless mentorship and networking opportunities.

The program includes:

  • 2 Preparatory Courses
  • 8 Core Courses
  • 2 Elective Courses
  • 1 Capstone Project
  • Options for Joint MBA/MPP or JD/MPP Programs
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Access to Policy Event and Networking Events
  • Career Support

The School of Public Policy proudly boasts a very successful post-graduation employment rate, with graduates working in diverse sectors across Canada and the world. When you enrol in the MPP, you join this network of policy professionals.