Public Administration


Application Fee: $100 CDN (non-refundable)

All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

An acceptable English Language Proficiency test score is required, if applicable.

For initial assessment purposes only, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable and preferred. Transcripts are required from each institution for the entire academic history, whether or not degree has been awarded, including institutions attended on an exchange. If the English copy is a translation, please include the original language as well.

Degree Certificates – All international transcripts must be accompanied by degree certificates that indicate that the degree has been awarded.

Master of Public Administration

In the M.P.A. program, students may select one of two routes:

  • Comprehensive - consists of coursework, a written comprehensive examination in three areas, and an oral examination at the end of the program.
  • Thesis - consists of coursework, a Master's thesis with oral defence. The Master's thesis substitutes for 12 credit hours of 7000 level option credits.

The Joint Master's Program in Public Administration is supervised by the Joint Discipline Committee (JDC) consisting of members of the faculty of the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.

Expected Duration

  • 2 years

Program Fees (Full Time)

Application Requirements

  • Three or four-year General or Advanced Bachelor's degree (B.A., B.Sc., B.E.S., etc.) or a four-year Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Publication/Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Application Deadlines

Canadian / US / International Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Fall 2019 September January 15, 2019 Not Open Yet



*Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated.

Candidates with a GPA of 3.5 (B+), or with a combination of career experiences and a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5, would normally expect to be competitive.

Course Listings

Department Website

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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
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