How to Apply

The admissions process for the MPPAL program at York is competitive. To be considered for admission, candidates must have either:

 

  • Completed an Honours Bachelors degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized University with a minimum grade point average of B+ in the final two years and a minimum of five years work experience in a relevant public sector management, administrative, or supervisory position.

OR

  • Completed an Honours Bachelors degree o(r its equivalent) from a recognized University with a minimum grade point average of A in the final two years. Under this category, students may have completed less than five years work experience in a relevant public sector management, administrative, or supervisory position.

Preference will be given to students who have completed an Honours Bachelors degree in Public Administration or Political Science with an emphasis on public administration and who have at least five years of work experience.

At the discretion of the selection committee, in exceptional circumstances, students who have completed a three-year Bachelors degree with a minimum grade point average of B+ and have significant work experience in terms of time frame and/or quality of experience (specifically more than five years work experience in a relevant public sector management, administrative, or supervisory position) may be recommended for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Note also: Although it is not a prerequisite, students are advised that they may find it helpful to have completed a university level two-term introductory course covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics (ECON 1000/1010 or equivalent) prior to enrolling in the MPPAL.

The application deadline is March 8, 2017 . By this date, the on-line application must be completed.

The Admissions Office will automatically retrieve transcripts from students who graduated with York University degrees, but transcripts from other universities must be sent by those universities to the York University Admissions Office as soon as possible after the on-line application is completed.

Please contact Jasmattie Jewan at: Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 77528 or e-mail us at mppal@yorku.ca.

Applicants must submit:

  • a CV or resumé
  •  a writing sample
  • a statement of interest outlining their experience, background and fit
  • as well as a Supplemental Information Form (SIF) and
  • three reference letters.

Ideally, one reference should be from a supervisor or former supervisor, or a co-worker. Another should be from an academic (i.e. a current or former professor). If you are unable to obtain an academic reference, please contact the MPPAL program office for advice (416-736-2100 ext 77528). We reserve the right to contact your references for confirmation.

Please use the Graduate Admission Package Checklist to ensure that your application is complete.

Students who are eligible for the MPPAL will also be eligible to complete the Graduate Diploma in Justice System Administration and/or the Graduate Diploma in Democratic Administration.

For more information on admissions, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or, for general questions, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
Student Services Centre
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-5000
Future Students Website