Public Policy Analysis

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

The aim of the Public Policy Analysis Certificate program is to provide students with skills linking theory to practice; develop an understanding of financing of public policy programs and their implementation; and examine the impact of social and economic policies. Students have the flexibility to choose from courses from various areas of public policy according to their interests.

The Professional Certificate in Public Policy Analysis will appeal to students who are interested in a career in government or the not-for-profit sector.  The certificate program provides an alternative to a full degree or minor program in the area of Public Policy Analysis.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current York students who are not in the Public Administration degree program, or
  2. new applicants to York who hold a university degree in a discipline other than public administration.

How to apply

  1. If you are a current York student who is not in the Public Administration degree program, complete the certificate application form and submit it to the School of Public Policy and Administration.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York who has a university degree in a discipline other than public administration, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate inquiry to the School of Public Policy and Administration, as noted in item 1 above.

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