Are you passionate about international policy? Are you looking to pursue or enhance a career in international or global policy development? Our Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) at the Balsillie School of International Affairs gives you the ability to engage with leading scholars and policy practitioners in the field of global governance to follow your passion and turn it into a rewarding career.
As a MIPP student, you’ll complete three terms of intensive coursework – each building a specific skill set. Your first term emphasizes core skills in public sector economics, policy analysis and research tools, international relations and globalization. These core skills are then applied during your following two terms to the study of a selected field of concentration in international public policy.
Each field of concentration comprises an interdisciplinary suite of courses involving faculty members from political science, economics, global studies and environmental studies, among others. This ensures you gain a comprehensive understanding of the various perspectives and interests that shape international public policy.
Guest lectures and workshops from policy experts and practitioners supplement your formal study and provide valuable insights on current issues and on the practice of international public policy.
Our MIPP program is a full-time program normally completed in 12 months.
In your first term, you’ll complete our four required core courses. In your second and third terms, you’ll choose one of the two fields offered in that term and take the suite of courses required for that field. The fields we offer include:
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Graduate Fellow program. As a fellow, you’ll gain mentorship and guidance from senior scholars and policy practitioners as they advance their own policy research and writing skills.
More information can be found on the International Applicants page.
Our faculty have a wide range of research interests and are housed in the departments of political science, economics and global studies. The courses our faculty teach are based on their research expertise and are divided into four fields:
MIPP graduates have a diverse range of interests and passions that they pursue after graduation. Our small and intimate alumni network is an effective way for our graduates to gain awareness of the opportunities available on a global level with great success.
Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:
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