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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. The program’s multidisciplinary and integrated curriculum features four distinct thematic concentrations: human security, global migration (new for 2021), international economic relations, and international environmental policy.
MIPP students complete three terms of intensive course work (12 courses in total), 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. In each of the winter and spring terms, an interdisciplinary seminar provides a unique forum for making connections across issues and disciplinary perspectives. 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.