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Queen's University

School of Policy Studies

Graduate Degree Programs

Here at SPS, we offer one-year, full-time programs in Industrial Relations, and Public Policy and Administration, part-time programs in both fields for working professionals and combined studies with the Faculty of Law.

MIR Orientation Schedule for Fall 2013

Industrial Relations

Public Policy/Administration

Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) is a twelve month professional program with a practitioner focus, designed to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. The MIR degree program is aimed at developing the knowledge and competencies that HR/LR professionals need.


    Master of Public Administration (MPA) program has been preparing students at the entry and mid-career levels for leadership roles in public service and policy-making for more than thirty-five years. Graduates hold positions as ministers and senior officials in all three levels of government, as well as providing leadership in hospitals, community organizations and national associations across Canada.
    Professional Master of Industrial Relations (PMIR) is an innovative program designed for experienced professionals who are ready to take the next step in their careers; the same degree as the full-time MIR program delivered in a format to fit into a busy professional schedule.

    Professional Master of Public Administration (PMPA) is a part-time, multidisciplinary program, designed expressly for mid-level managers and senior professionals who are seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence for leadership roles in public service and other policy-making roles.


    Indigenous Policy and Governance Initiative - In partnership with FNTI (First Nations Technical Institute), Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Queen’s School of Policy Studies now offers participants in the PMPA program the opportunity to concentrate their elective courses in Indigenous Policy and Governance.  This series of courses, unique in Canada, integrates traditional knowledge and philosophies in indigenous policy, governance, management and related areas with contemporary theoretical frameworks and best practices.

    Master of Industrial Relations-Juris Doctor Combined Degree (MIR-JD) is offered in conjunction with Queen's Faculty of Law. This combined four-year program responds to the profession's strong demand for graduates with expertise in employment and labour law.

    Master of Public Administration-Juris Doctor combined degree (MPA-JD) program is offered together with the Queen’s Faculty of Law. Students complete an MPA degree with prescribed law electives in the first year and a JD degree in the latter three years and article after graduation. 

    Exchange/Interchange Study Opportunities Exchange/Interchange Study Opportunities


    School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020