MPP Program Details

The University of Calgary Master of Public Policy program is a one-year integrated program that gives you the skills and understanding to create and impact policy in both the public and private sectors.

The 13-month program (August to September) includes

  • 2 preparatory courses
  • 8 core courses
  • 2 elective courses
  • 1 capstone project

As a student in the MPP,  you will be offered a comprehensive professional development program and numerous opportunities to further enhance your skills, make meaningful connections, and secure a policy related job.

  • Options for join MBA/MPP or JD/MPP programs
  • Professional development workshops
  • Access to policy and networking events
  • A dedicated School of Public Policy Career Advisor

Program curriculum at the School of Public Policy is guided by four focus areas:


MPP Program Timeline

Term Courses
August 2 Preparatory Courses
Fall & Winter 8 Core Courses

2 Elective Courses

Spring & Summer Capstone Project