Public Policy, Administration & Law

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

The program is an executive/professional development program concentrating on the themes of constitutional and administrative law, public sector ethics, social justice and public sector management.

If you have management career goals in the public sector and nonprofit organizations, including senior officers with fire and police services, the program will meet your needs.

You will benefit from York’s established strengths in public and administrative law, public policy, public sector ethics, democratic administration, program evaluation, environmental policy, change management, e-government, social policy, human resources management, financial accountability, labour relations and public sector marketing.

You will be able to complete the program within two years through evening and weekend course offerings, making the program fully accessible to working civil servants and public sector employees.

The program was designed in close consultation with the three levels of government — federal, provincial and municipal.

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Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Major research paper OR
  • Course work only
Average Program Length
  • Part-time - 2 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    January 10, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Applicants should have at least five years of significant work experience in the public, business-government or nonprofit sector, or should have an undergraduate degree related to public policy and administration.
    • Resumé or CV
    • Examples of written work
    • Statement of areas of interest including experience/background
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3