Public Policy

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Max Bell School of Public Policy

Location

Location

  • Department of Public Policy
  • Wilson Hall
  • 3506 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2A7
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-2283
  • Email: maxbell.school [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience

About Public Policy

About Public Policy

The Max Bell School of Public Policy's flagship teaching program is a one-year Master of Public Policy, with a small student cohort to optimize learning and exchange. Combining courses in the theory of public policy with those covering the complexities of the real-world policy process, the program approaches today's most important policy issues in Canada and around the world from varied perspectives to prepare the next generation of policy leaders. The M.P.P. also places more emphasis than is usual in such programs on developing practical skills crucial to future policy leaders, including conflict resolution, persuasive writing, effective presentations and the briefing of officials.

Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) Public Policy (45 credits)

More than ever, the world needs public policy that is creative, bold, and effective. That is why we're excited to announce the launch of the Max Bell School of Public Policy and its flagship master's program, whose mission is to explore the complexities of the policymaking process from various perspectives and to prepare the policy leaders of the future, in Canada and around the world.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)

Public Policy Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Public Policy Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The M.P.P. program is directed at early career professionals, normally with two to five years professional experience, who are interested in developing expertise in the field of public policy. Recent graduates with an exceptional academic record will also be considered.

A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent as recognised by McGill University) is required.

The ideal applicant will have completed undergraduate courses in Political Science, Economics, Quantitative Methods, and/or Statistics. A CGPA of 3.60 out of 4.00 recommended.

Students who do not have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a Canadian University must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test). Please use codes McGill 0935 when writing the exam.

Applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 100 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam test (iBT; 600 for the paper-based test (PBT)) with each component score not less than 20 is required. Please use the codes McGill 0935 when writing the exam.

Applicants may write the IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) instead of the TOEFL exam. A minimum overall band of 7.0 is required, with each component score not less than 7.0. IELTS test scores must be sent electronically by IELTS directly to McGill University using the McGill code 0935.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

  • Personal Statement (1,000 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of reference
  • GRE score written within the past five years (where applicable)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score written within the past two years (where applicable)

Please visit our website for more details: www.mcgill.ca/mbspp.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

Please note that entrance to the M.P.P. program is highly competitive. It is in the applicant's interest to apply as early as possible. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so that the earlier a file is complete, the sooner the applicant may expect to receive an answer.

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada Current McGill Students
Fall Term: Sept. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15
Winter Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A
Summer Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)

Public Policy Faculty

Public Policy Faculty

Chair
Christopher T.S. Ragan
Professors
Jennifer Welsh; B.A.(Hons.)(Sask.), M.Phil., D.Phil.(Oxf.) (joint appt. with Political Science)
Associate Professors
Nii Addy; B.A.(Swarth.), M.P.A.(Princ.), Ph.D.(Stan.)
Pearl Eliadis; B.C.L., LL.B., B.Sc.(McG.), B.C.L.(Oxf.)
Sébastien Jodoin; B.C.L./LL.B.(McG.), LL.M.(LSE), M.Phil.(Camb.), Ph.D.(Yale)
Nicholas King; B.A.(Penn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Visiting Professors
Joseph Heath; B.A.(McG.), M.A.,Ph.D.(N'western)
Cindy Skrzycki; B.A.(Canisius), B.Sc.(Amer.)
Professors of Practice
Mark Lloyd; A.B.(Mich.), J.D.(G'town)
David Shribman; A.B.(Dart.), James Reynolds American Scholar(Camb.)
Lecturers
Dale Beugin; M.A.(S.Fraser)
Russell Copeman; B.A.(Hons.)(McG.), M.A.(C'dia)
Adam Daifallah; B.A.(Hons.)(Qu.), L.L.B.(Laval)
Laura Dawson; Ph.D.(Car.)
Don Drummond; B.A.(Vic., BC), M.A.(Qu.)
Nathalie Duchesnay; B.Com(ULACIT), M.B.A.(McG.)
Chantal Hébert; B.A.(Glendon)
Tasha Kherridian; B.C.L./LL.B.(McG.)
Louis Lévesque; B.A., M.A.(Laval)
Kevin Page; B.A.(Hons.)(S. Fraser & Lake.), M.A.(Qu.)
Ian Peach; B.A.(Dal.), J.D., L.L.M(Qu.)
Jamison Steeve; B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed(Qu.), LL.B.(Dal.), Graduate School of Business(Stan.)
Brian Topp; B.A.(McG.)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)

Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) Public Policy (45 credits)

NOTE: This program is not offered in 2018-2019 and is currently under revision for 2019-2020. ...

For more information, see Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) Public Policy (Non-thesis) (45 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 16, 2018) (disclaimer)