York's Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) is a professional,  interdisciplinary graduate program designed to provide you with the skills needed for effective public administration and public policy analysis, with an emphasis on the themes of constitutional and administrative law and social justice.

It draws on the strengths of faculty from across York University, including the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Glendon College, Osgoode Hall Law School and Environmental Studies.

The MPPAL was created for working professionals, which means that all applicants will already have acquired some work experience in the public sector before entering the program. The MPPAL is offered either as a part-time, executive program, allowing you to pursue a degree and enhance your career prospects while continuing to work full-time; or as a full-time program for more junior professionals, who may wish to continue to work part-time.

York's MPPAL will provide you with the competencies and professional opportunities that a graduate degree brings, as well as prepare you to be an influential voice in your chosen career.

Work by York MPPAL students featured in 2019 Canadian Government Executive magazine | MPPAL | LA&PS

During the Fall 2018 term, a cohort of part-time Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) students at York University was asked to provide a Millennial outlook on the future of the public service. In response to the request, the students wrote original articles as part of a first-year course in the MPPAL program. They received coaching from Professor John Wilkins, a faculty member in the program.

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Queens Park Event | MPPAL | LA&PS (video)
The School of Public Policy and Administration hosted a reception "Celebrating Public Service"  on March 21, 2016. Policy makers, public administration practitioners, faculty and students came together to network and discuss current challenges facing governments.

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MPPAL Student & Alumni Testimonials (video)
MPPAL students and alumni share their experiences with our part-time executive-style Master’s program, balancing study and work, and the impact on their careers.