The JSGS Masters of Public Policy program prepares graduates to conduct policy research and analysis for use in the policy system.  The MPP program trains students to apply their skills in the public policy domain. Graduates are prepared to work as policy researchers locally and globally in the public, not-for-profit, and corporate sectors and employ innovative strategies to address policy challenges. For more information, please visit the School of Public Policy.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. A minimum overall TOEFL score of 86 is required with a minimum score of 20 in each area, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each area, or another approved test as outlined in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 75% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a current resume that includes background and relevant employment history
  • a letter of intent
  • three letters of reference

Degree Requirements

Students in the M.P.P. program must achieve a minimum of 70% in each course to earn course credit and progress through program completion. Students must maintain continuous registration in the 994 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • JSGS 990.0
  • JSGS 994.0

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit units, including:

A minimum of 3 credit units from the following:

  • JSGS 865.3
  • JSGS 869.3

A minimum of 6 credit units from the following:

  • JSGS 803.3
  • JSGS 851.3
  • or another methods course as recommended by the Advisory Committee and approved by the Graduate Chair

A minimum of 6 credit units of elective courses offered by JSGS:

  • Courses can be taken at either the University of Saskatchewan or University of Regina campuses (exceptions include MHA courses, JSGS 891, and JSGS 892).
  • Elective courses outside of JSGS course offerings may be taken with pre-approval of the JSGS Graduate Chair. Such electives should be discussed with the supervisor prior to enrolment.