The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • 20 months
  • Program type 
    • Co-operative
    • Master's
    • Professional
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or graduate degree), or equivalent from any discipline, with an average of at least 75% in the final two years of the degree.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
      • Maximum of two pages.
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
      • All previous university transcripts.
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      at least 2 academic.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must successfully complete 10 one-term courses (0.50 unit weight). Course descriptions are available in the Public Service (PS) courses section of this
    • Students must successfully complete PS 622 Major Team Project. Under the supervision of a Project Advisor, students work in assigned teams to propose, research and write a major paper.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Graduate Studies Work Report
    • Students must complete an 8-month paid co-operative work term with a government department or agency. Students who do not wish to participate in the co-operative work terms, and who demonstrate evidence of at least one year of full-time public service experience, will be considered for the non co-operative MPS program. Students already admitted to the program may be transferred to the non co-operative MPS program, provided they complete an internship as approved by the Program Director. The program will assist students in identifying suitable internship opportunities.