A professional training program for Canada's next public servants

The Master of Public Service is a graduate co-operative education program that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need for a public service career at any level of government in Canada. 

  1. June 6, 2022Master’s graduate finds her passion in social policy and government
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    While her high school education in Hong Kong nurtured her strengths in sciences, Gigi Chan (MPS '22) explored her interest in social and political issues as an undergraduate student in Canada. Working on a housing policy capstone project at the University of Toronto, she discovered that public policy could merge her aptitude for evidence-based analysis and passion for societal impact. “I realized that I enjoy working in public policy and I thought there might be a career in it.”

  2. Aug. 6, 2020100% Co-op Employment 8 years and counting
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    Even a worldwide pandemic can’t break the Master of Public Service’s 8-year record for 100% co-op employment for all their determined students. 

    “Give them a long round of applause and celebrate their accomplishment,” says program director Professor Anindya Sen. “This was the most challenging round of coop matches ever. Quite a few positions were cancelled and delayed. And it was so stressful for the cohort. However, they went with the flow, kept applying, and with some help from our network, coop positions came through and people have employment.”

  3. Mar. 6, 20202020 MPS Policy Datafest, sponsored by RBC, goes university-wide

    The Master of Public Service (MPS) program hosted the second annual Policy Datafest last week with more than 70 graduate students digging into public datasets to extract meaningful narratives and recommend policies for positive change.

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Meet our people


Ben Schnitzer

Alumnus - Class of 2012

Current position: Senior Policy Analyst, Periodical Programs Directorate, Canadian Heritage 
Co-op experience: Policy Analyst, Canadian Heritage
Academic background: Music, University of Manitoba