Public Policy, Administration & Law

Public Policy, Administration & Law

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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Degrees Offered

Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL)

Program Component(s)

  • Major research paper

Minimum Required GPA


Fall Entry

  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)


English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • 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