The School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, is a leading centre for advanced education, research, debate and interaction with the non-academic world in the fields of public policy and administration. The School offers a one-year, full-time program and a part-time Professional (Executive) program, each leading to a Master of Public Administration. With the Faculty of Law, it also offers a joint MPA-JD program.
The School is also home to the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations (IIGR), the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP), and the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy (QIEEP). These research centres are an integral part of the School, contributing to the School’s mandate for public policy research at Queen’s and supporting the role of the School as a bridge between the world of academic research and the world of public affairs and policy.
Continuing the long-standing commitment of Queen's University to excellence in public policy, we are training the next generation of leaders for public service in a global age. Our Master's programs link theory with practice to provide students with fundamental knowledge of the economic, political, social and technological forces that transform the way we live and the way we work.
Our graduates are well prepared to contribute to policy-making, program implementation and service delivery in a variety of public, private and nonprofit organizations. The Queen’s School of Policy Studies is unique among Canadian universities in our efforts to demonstrate that public policy matters and that decisions on the allocation of public resources have real impact on the lives of all Canadians.
The School has outstanding faculty, fellows and students, and its research and policy symposia make important contributions to policy debate in this country. In addition to its highly respected teaching programs, the Queen's School of Policy Studies is a central node on the Canadian network of research and outreach on policy issues.