Prospective Students

Students interested in pursuing a professional degree program in public policy that can be completed in 12 months through intensive study will find the Master of Public Policy (MPP) an ideal choice for beginning and/or furthering their careers in a public policy role in the government, private sector, and not for profit realm. The School has graduates working in a diverse number of fields across Canada, and by joining the MPP program, you will have the ability to tie into this network of professionals. Students graduate with a comprehensive set of analytical and quantitative skills that enable them to formulate and implement policy across multiple business sectors.

Our placement rate is exceptional: over 90% of our graduates are employed in policy related positions within six months of graduation.



The School of Public Policy holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) Capstone Symposium every year.  More than 70 business, government, not-for-profit organizations and MPP alumni from across Alberta attend the event. Participants observe and connect with graduating students, all of whom present engaging and pertinent research-based capstone findings across a wide range of public policy areas. New students just beginning the MPP program are provided a first-hand opportunity to understand the relevancy of the MPP degree.

The School offers students a series of professional development sessions aimed at providing them the ability to obtain a paid summer internship and secure meaningful, policy related work upon graduation. Students regularly interact with MPP alumni employed in numerous fields while also developing professional contacts in Calgary and beyond. Throughout the year, MPP students participate in and benefit from discussions and debates on issues of importance in a range of business sectors at the local, national and international level.