Program

Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

The world is in the midst of major and rapid transformation. Alongside urgent threats to sustainability, massive shifts in technology and growing systemic risk, we are witnessing the dramatic rise of emerging economies and a global rebalancing of power. Succeeding in this complex environment demands a broad foundation of essential policy skills, and the knowledge and tools to navigate global policy challenges.

The University of British Columbia’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) program, delivered by the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, is a professional global public policy program with particular expertise in Asia Pacific and sustainability policies. The program provides policy makers and future leaders with:

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Candidates graduate ready to drive policy change in industry, government or non-profits anywhere in the world.

The MPPGA at a Glance

Who: Those with an undergraduate degree, some relevant professional experience, and a strong passion for global change.

What: 20-month, full-time global public policy program. The MPPGA offers a professional degree and does not include an original research or thesis component.

Where: The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

When: New class welcomed every September

How: Mix of classes, hands-on training and field work with a choice of three streams

Why: Lead effective policy change that has a positive impact on the world

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