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Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL)

York's Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) program provides students with a comprehensive, cutting edge education focused on social justice issues, public and administrative law, public sector ethics and human rights.

As a primarily part-time program, we will reach out to those applicants who indicate interest in the full-time option on their Supplementary Form if they meet the criteria.  In terms of how MPPAL is structured, the majority of applicants will enter the program as part-time students.

Thinking about applying to the MPPAL program? Join us at one of the following Information Sessions to have all of your questions answered by a panel of faculty, alumni, and current students:

Markham Campus, York University: Monday, October 28, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Register

Downtown Toronto, Vantage Venues: Monday, November 4, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Register

Keele Campus, York University: Saturday, November 30, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Register

While including all the elements of the standard curriculum followed by other Canadian MPA programs, the MPPAL includes the opportunity to study leading-edge subjects such as change management, human resources management, the impact of multiculturalism on policy development and implementation, as well as innovative approaches to labour relations and conflict resolution, e-government and the impact of globalization. The program consists of 3 thematic modules, consisting of 3 half (3.0) courses each.

Students are provided with a combination of legal, policy analysis and public management skills all rooted in a social justice perspective, and applicable to any area of the public sector, including government, emergency, police and military services as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The MPPAL was created for working professionals, which means that all applicants will already have acquired some work experience in the public sector before entering the program. The MPPAL is offered primarily as a part-time, executive program, allowing you to pursue a degree and enhance your career prospects while continuing to work full-time.

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The Graduate Program in Public Policy, Administration and Law at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.