Why Choose the MPP

The Master of Public Policy just got even better – Government of Alberta partnership provides five paid six-month internships for School of Public Policy students – expanding to 10 positions in future years. Details HERE


The University of Calgary Master of Public Policy (MPP) offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the policy sciences for a concentrated one-year program.

In a cohort of 40 students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds, you will learn from some of Canada’s leading public policy scholars as well as meet local, national and global policy practitioners and thinkers.

The MPP program was instrumental in teaching me to analyze an issue from all sides involved and prepare the best non-partisan advice possible. Every day I sit and chat policy with some of Canada’s most brilliant economists, and I can hold my own because of the lessons learned and discussions had at the School of Public Policy.

Tasha Taylor, ‘14
Associate Analyst/Economist
Finance Canada / Finances Canada, Government of Canada


The School of Public Policy is based out of the University of Calgary’s unique downtown campus, with easy access to local policy makers and influencers.

Located in the dynamic city of Calgary, the School of Public Policy MPP program equips students to pursue policy-related careers in both the private and public sector, with a post-graduation placement rate that exceeds 90 percent.