Master of International Public Policy

Develop a Career in International Policy Development

Wilfrid Laurier University offers an interdisciplinary one-year Master of International Public Policy (MIPP). The program provides graduate training for individuals looking to pursue or enhance careers in international or global policy development, implementation and evaluation. A multidisciplinary and integrated curriculum is combined with a team-teaching approach to achieve the program’s objectives.

MIPP students complete three terms of intensive course work, each of which builds a specific skill set. The first term emphasizes core skills in public sector economics, policy analysis and research tools (statistics), and also in international relations and globalization. These core skills are then applied during the following two terms to the interdisciplinary study of a selected field of concentration in international public policy.

Each field of concentration comprises a multidisciplinary suite of courses – involving faculty members from political science, economics, global studies, environmental studies, geography, among others – which ensures students gain a comprehensive understanding of the various perspectives and interests that shape international public policy. A team-taught interdisciplinary seminar provides a unique forum for making those connections. Guest lectures and workshops from policy experts and practitioners supplement the student’s formal study, providing valuable insights on current issues and on the practice of international public policy.

“The MIPP program gave me the practical training I wanted to hone my professional writing and analytical skills. I had close contact with influential and remarkable policy leaders and diplomats who, by sharing their experience and friendship with me, have made me a better humanitarian and policy analyst.”

—Virgil Haden-Pawlowski, MIPP Graduate (2014)

Program Information

Additional program information is available at the Wilfrid Laurier University website.

Maureen Ferraro

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For more information, please contact Maureen Ferraro, Program Officer, Master of International Public Policy.

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