Adler University Vancouver

Master’s in Public Policy & Administration

  • Master's 2 Year
  • In Class
  • Regular

Program Description

Adler University’s Master of Public Policy & Administration (MPPA): Social Change Leadership concentration prepares graduates to head government and community efforts that advance a more just society. Our program trains students to create positive social change through policy and administration.

The innovative MPPA program addresses the content areas for public policy and administration programs defined by the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), along with unique training in domains not found in other programs, such as community psychology and social justice.

Our program prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and experience for a range of positions in Canada’s government and non-profit sectors—in social policy development, analysis, and reform, administration, and social service.

Student Outcomes

Our program is designed to prepare you with the skills, knowledge, and experience for a range of positions in Canada’s government and non-profit sectors—in social policy development, analysis, and reform, administration, and social service.

Roles include:

  • Program administrator
  • Community organizer
  • Policy analyst or researcher
  • Community development specialist
  • Advocacy and policy council strategist
  • Government leader at local, provincial, and national level.

Admission Description

At Adler University, we take great pride in our diverse student body. Students represent a wide range of professional interests, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and academic and work histories. We admit individuals with a strong record of academic achievement and a commitment to social responsibility.

Admissions reviews all submitted documents to see if they meet the following criteria.

Requirements for completed applications:

  • All applicants – Domestic and International Students – must have a minimum UG GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some exceptions may be made for students who have a GR degree.
  • International students must have a minimum score in one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • 88 or better on the IBT (Internet-based TOEFL);
    • 6.5 IELTS in all bands;
    • PTE must have a minimum score of 62
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume indicating related experience
  • Writing sample (M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology applicants only)
  • All applicants who meet the minimum requirements in (1) and (2) will be required to interview with a program representative. Applicants will be assessed on their academic background, work and/or volunteer experience, fit with university mission and the program of interest. Based on the interview, the decision will be (a) direct admission to the graduate program of interest, or (b) admission to the Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP) or (c) denied admission.
  • Students who are admitted to the GPP are required to successfully complete this 12-week, non-credit program with a 76% (B+) passing grade in order to proceed to their Graduate program.

International Applicants

Applicants with international (outside the U.S. or Canada) post-secondary education should send a scan of their official transcript to the admissions office as this program is exempt from the requirement to complete a transcript evaluation. Please speak to your Admissions Advisor if you require more details.

*Applicants submitting admission documents (transcripts, bank documents, English proficiency scores, etc.) that are found to have been altered or fabricated will be denied admission. Denials based on fraudulent documents cannot be appealed.


Other Details


  • Program Type: In Class


  • Study Type: Regular


  • Key Point: Public Policy & Administration


  • Category: Public Policy & Administration


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Adler University Vancouver

Program level:
Master's 2 Year
Application fee: $23.30 USD
Tuition: $790.58 USD
Cost of Living: $395.29 USD
Starting Date: Submission deadline Status
January 2020 January 2022 Open Now

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